Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is often the place where people are first asked if they want to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Simply by asking those who are receiving or renewing their driver’s license or state identification card if they want to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, BMV employees are providing hope to the thousands of men, women and children waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
The BMV is also responsible for maintaining the Ohio Donor Registry (ODR), which is a secure database that contains the names of registered organ, eye and tissue donors in Ohio. After a death has occurred, the local organ procurement organization can access the ODR to determine if an individual has made a donation decision.
The ODR means an individual’s decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor is an advanced directive and cannot be altered or changed by their next-of-kin. It is important to note that for anyone under the age of 18, a parent or guardian can amend or revoke a donation decision. LifeCenter encourages all Ohioans to make a decision regarding donation, to register that decision and to share their decision with their family.
LifeCenter is dedicated to working with families to facilitate their loved one’s donation. In working with families we are also partnering with the funeral home, caring for the families we share.
We work with hundreds of funeral homes throughout our service area and we have staff available to answer any questions related to the donation process. Please contact us for additional information.
Hospitals & Facilities
LifeCenter works with hospital partners and facilities in the Greater Cincinnati area to support organ, eye and tissue donation. The LifeCenter Hospital Development department is made up of representatives who assist hospitals with training and education. If you are a hospital employee and would like a presentation or educational materials for staff or patients, please contact us.