Idaho organ donation rates on the rise

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In Idaho, 64 percent of residents have signed up to be organ donors on their driver’s licenses or state ID card. That beats the national average, which is just 51 percent, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

As high as Idaho’s rates are, ITD still wants more people to register as donors. Around 800 people are on the waiting list for organ donations in Idaho. The department held an event Wednesday to remind people how organ donation can help.

In 2015, 113 organs were donated to Idahoans. In 2016, that number rose to 169.

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If you wish to become an organ donor in Idaho, please register on our Idaho organ donation page.
Source: Idaho Statesman