Lifewatch: Organ Donors

WILMINGTON -- North Carolina residents can sign up to be an organ donor in their own homes.

According to the Charlotte Observer, residents can register online to become organ donors, here.

North Carolina has allowed donors to register when they renew their driver's licensees at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The online registry was created by Donate Life North Carolina, a group of transplant-related organizations.

It links to the list of donors registered with the DMV.

Debbie Gibbs with LifeShare of the Carolinas said people wont' have to wait for five or eight years to register as donors when they renew their driver's license.

Those who register will receive return e-mails with confirmation numbers.

The registry is accessed by donor procurement agencies only when someone dies.

According to Donate Life North Carolina, all the information on donors is confidential.  The only way anyone can access a name on the donor list is if that person passes away.

Reported by Kristy Ondo