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ADOT MVD Director honored for supporting organ donation

ADOT MVD Director honored for supporting organ donation

November 20, 2023

Customers can easily register as organ and tissue donors

PHOENIX – Donate Life America presented the director of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division with its Lifesaver Award to honor ADOT’s commitment to making it easy for customers to register as organ and tissue donors. 

The Donor Network of Arizona nominated Eric Jorgensen for this national award, citing his leadership on initiatives to promote organ and tissue donation registrations through the MVD.

“This recognition is for everyone at MVD who continues to promote and help this important cause,” Jorgensen said. “The vast majority of people who register to become organ donors do so through MVD. We continually find ways to make sure people have the opportunity to register and potentially help save lives.”

MVD partners with the Donor Network of Arizona to provide opportunities for customers to sign up to become an organ donor at MVD offices, as well as online at azmvdnow.gov.

That box on the driver’s license or state ID application is small – people often make the decision in just a few seconds – yet the implications are huge. Each decision to check the box as an organ, eye and tissue donor can possibly save eight lives and heal 75 more.

ADOT MVD and Donor Network of Arizona have partnered for nearly 20 years to educate people about organ, eye and tissue donation and make it easy to register. Today, more than 4 million Arizonans are registered donors, and about 95% of donor registrations occur when a person applies for or renews their Arizona driver license or state ID card.

Please visit DonateLifeAZ.org to learn more about organ and tissue donation and to register as a donor.