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Signing Up Online

Is my information private and secure online?

Yes. The online database of donors at this website is held in a confidential and secure site, protected by the most up-to-date web security standards. All information submitted will be used only by donation and recovery professionals and will be kept completely confidential. This information will not be shared or sold.

How do I make changes to my registration if I sign up online?

If you sign up online, the screen that confirms your registration displays your unique Registration ID and Password. If you sign up at the DMV, your driver’s license number acts as your Registration ID number. At any time, you may visit the Donor Registry website, click on “Update My Info,” enter your log-in information, and make the changes you wish.

I made a mistake on my registration, and I am unable to change it when I “Update My Info.”

To protect your identity, the Donor Registry will not allow changes to key pieces of personally identifying information, such as your name and date of birth, once you have signed up. You will need to re-register. Having multiple registrations is not a problem. We will simply consider the most recent registration to be the binding one.

I don’t want to sign up by using a computer. Is there any other way to register?

In addition to registering online, you may download a registration form to complete and mail, or you may register when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or ID card through the DMV.

I have an advance directive authorizing donation of my organs. Should I also register with the Donate Life Virginia Registry, or will the advance directive be enough?

In order to ensure that your loved ones are aware of your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, we suggest that you also designate donation either by signing up at the DMV or online at DonateLifeVirginia.org.

How do you ensure that someone does not sign up another person without his or her knowledge or consent?

In all the state/district donor registries currently in operation, to date there have been no reported problems with persons registering people other than themselves. The authenticity of the registrant can be determined using the date/time of the registration, and personal information requested during the signup process. Family members are also consulted at the time of donation and will be able to verify the donor’s information.

If I am between the ages of 13 and 18 years old, can I sign up at DonateLifeVirginia.org?

Yes. Anyone between those ages can join DonateLifeVirginia.org. If a child 17 years old or younger dies, a parent or guardian will make the final decision concerning organ, tissue, and eye donation. Federal law prevents anyone under the age of 13 from signing up since it is illegal to ask a child for personal information online.

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