Organ Donation Report Card— Where does your state rank?

Donate Life America has released the numbers for organ & tissue donor registrants for each state.  While Vermont is still showing low results, the state has shown an increase of over 525% in organ & tissue donor registrants since last year at this time—that is something to be proud of!!  One of the reasons that Vermont has lower results in comparison to other states is because it is one of the few states that is not yet linked to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  That means that if you sign the back of your driver’s license or check a box at the DMV stating your request, you will not be included in the state’s official count until taking an extra step by joining on the official registry.  The only way to be counted as a “registered organ donor” in the state of Vermont is by joining the official online registry here at www.donatelifevt.org.

 

The chart below represents the total number of designated donors as a percentage of all state residents age 18 and over.

 

State Actionable Donor Designations State Population Age 18+ ADD Population Age 18+ Share Date of Registry Inception
Alaska 398,163 523,580 76% 2004
Alabama 1,764,000 3,620,113 49% 1997
Arkansas 1,213,382 2,206,383 55% 1997
Arizona 1,643,461 4,935,605 33% 2003
California 7,751,728 27,660,482 28% 2005
Colorado 2,400,000 3,862,769 62% 2001
Connecticut 1,044,626 2,731,735 38% 2005
District of Colombia 186,963 491,495 38% 2006
Delaware 305,482 689,585 44% 1998
Florida 5,665,904 14,638,025 39% 1995
Georgia 3,832,008 7,355,585 52% 1996
Hawaii 470,668 1,006,682 47% 1991
Iowa 1,205,000 2,299,470 52% 2002
Idaho 659,559 1,142,260 58% 2003
Illinois 5,546,142 9,743,773 57% 1992
Indiana 3,340,000 4,875,747 69% 2001
Kansas 642,924 2,126,013 30% 2002
Kentucky 1,011,450 3,338,856 30% 2006
Louisiana 1,907,054 3,435,871 56% 1997
Massachusetts 2,308,330 5,251,821 44% 2006
Maryland 2,124,397 4,402,765 48% 1991
Maine 506,926 1,052,690 48% 2007
Michigan 2,064,942 7,626,452 27% 1994
Minnesota 2,372,825 4,045,482 59% 2003
Missouri 2,792,420 4,623,321 60% 1996
Mississippi 414,127 2,196,680 19% 2008
Montana 580,223 763,327 76% 2004
North Carolina 4,027,363 7,229,309 56% 2007
North Dakota 330,239 507,353 65% 2003
Nebraska 656,875 1,353,574 49% 2003
New Hampshire 193,968 1,048,724 18% 2009
New Jersey 2,159,679 6,688,811 32% 1998
New Mexico 921,133 1,517,167 61% 1980′s
Nevada 799,746 1,992,194 40% 2001
New York 2,286,328 15,152,541 15% 2000
Ohio 4,958,404 8,901,680 56% 2002
Oklahoma 1,747,514 2,800,447 62% 2004
Oregon 2,131,848 2,983,522 71% 2007
Pennsylvania 4,345,230 9,975,117 44% 1994
Rhode Island 355,795 830,541 43% 2005
South Carolina 579,777 3,548,760 16% 2009
South Dakota 336,646 619,727 54% 2003
Tennessee 1,469,791 4,870,650 30% 2008
Texas 1,350,000 18,176,082 7% 2006
Utah 1,404,749 1,945,151 72% 2002
Virginia 3,550,258 6,126,276 58% 2003
Vermont 2,486 498,650 0% 2009
Washington 3,706,481 5,182,653 72% 2004
Wisconsin 2,433,377 4,375,715 56% 2010
West Virginia 491,298 1,438,364 34% 1991
Wyoming 252,250 420,439 60% 2003
TOTAL 94,669,081 234,830,011 40%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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