Celebrating Organ Donor Day Text Size

Please view the video of the event here.
Video by Holyoke Media

Valentine’s Day is a day of caring and sharing your heart with others. What better way to show this than to register as an organ and tissue donor and getting a heart on your driver’s license/ID.  The celebration of Valentine’s Day and national Organ Donor Day commemorates those who have received or continue to wait for lifesaving transplants as well as the families of individuals who chose to be donors.  In 2018 over 1,120 lives were saved here in New England because of the generosity of individuals who became organ donors.  Thousands of more lives were enhanced through the gift of tissue donation.  With the need for life-saving transplants growing every day – over 113,500 patients are now on the US transplant wait list – it is crucial to educate our communities about taking action to register as donors.

There are now 110 million registered donors in the United States; still, the number of people in need of transplants continues to rise.  The solution to this problem is to continue educating the public about the lifesaving effects of donation and transplantation and encouraging them to sign up through their state donor registry.  The vast majority of individuals in MA (99.7%) register to be an organ and tissue donor at the state Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). 

To register to be a donor outside the RMV office or for more information visit

Posted on February 13, 2019 by