LifeSharers is a national registry of people who have agreed to make
anatomical gifts by donating their organs upon their death. LifeSharers is
a "donor registry" as defined in the 2006 Uniform Anatomical Gift Act.
Under section 14(a) of the 2006 UAGA, when a hospital refers an individual at
or near death to an organ procurement organization, the organ procurement
organization must search the records of any donor registries that it knows
exists for the geographical area in which the individual resides to ascertain
whether the individual has made an anatomical gift.
All licensed and accredited organ procurement organizations in the United
States have been notified that the LifeSharers donor registry exists and
operates nationwide. All organ procurement organizations operating in states
that have enacted the 2006 UAGA are required by law to search the records of the
LifeSharers registry when a hospital refers to them an individual at or near
Representatives of licensed and accredited organ and tissue procurement
organizations can search the LifeSharers registry by telephoning LifeSharers at 1-888-ORGAN88