Wyoming ranks fourth in organ donation rate

Nov 11, 2011

Wyoming ranks fourth in the nation for its rate of organ and tissue donation and state health officials are urging more people to sign up.

Nearly 60 percent of Wyoming residents with driver's licenses and ID cards have agreed to donate their organs and tissues when they die.

Cherame Serrano with the Wyoming Department of Health says about 145 people in Wyoming are currently waiting for transplants.

Anybody can be a potential donor regardless of their age, race or medical history. They can sign up to become donors whenever they apply for or renew their driver's licenses. They also can register online at http://www.donatelifewyoming.org.