Glenda Dawson Donate Life – Texas Registry

About the Program

The Donate Life Texas Registry is the only, official organ, eye, and tissue donor registry for the state of Texas. By registering, a person records their legal consent for organ, eye, and tissue donation after death.

Donate Life Texas partners with the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, and Texas Parks & Wildlife to allow individuals to register their donation decision when applying for or renewing their state-issued driver's license, ID card, online vehicle registration, or online hunting/fishing license. There are several other ways Texans can register their decision to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor – learn more.

Donate Life Texas is solely funded by donations, including those made by Texans when applying for or renewing their driver's license/ID cards, when registering their motor vehicle, or online at The Donate Life Texas Registry was named in honor of Glenda Dawson, Texas 29th District House Representative, elected in 2002. A kidney transplant recipient herself, Dawson was a passionate advocate for donation. Dawson passed away in September 2006, not long after that state donor registry she championed was established. Today, her legacy lives on through the gift of life made possible by donors registered with Donate Life Texas. 

The Donate Life Texas registry does not cover living donation, living bone marrow, blood, or whole/willed body donation. 

Contact Donate Life Texas

Mailing and physical address:

Donate Life Texas 
8190 Manderville Ln 
Dallas, TX 75231 

Local phone: 214-443-4255  


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