This week, the Donate Life America Silver Level Donor Designation Rate Award was presented to Mike Dixon, Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles of Colorado. Every year, awards are given to the three states with the highest donor designation rates (DDR) in the country. DDRs are determined by the percentage of state ID, driver license and permit holders who say ‘yes’ to registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor at the Driver License Office. In 2016, Colorado’s DDR was 69.3%, the second highest in the nation for the second year in a row.
“DMV offices and their employees play an invaluable role in increasing the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors,” said G. David Fleming, president and CEO of Donate Life America. “In the U.S., 98 percent of donor registrations come through DMV and driver license partner transactions. Our DMV partners are the people on the front lines of service who have helped register more than 136 million donors. The U.S. would not have reached this milestone of registered donors and lives saved without the partnership and support of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, DMVs and driver licensing partners.”
Congratulations and thank you to all of our DMV partners for helping to save lives every day!