Since the start of the year, the number of organ donors in Texas has doubled. Why? One of the main reasons is the shift to a system that requires driver’s license and ID card clerk to ask applicants the following question: “Would you like to register as an organ donor?”*
Nearly 70,000 donors are signing up each month now. There’s still a long way to go, though. At the start of 2010, just 2 percent of Texas adults were registered as donors. Today, that number is at 5 percent – 936,000 people.
Full story in the Houston Chronicle. Hat tip: Donnie Hall.
*Although clerks must ask it, applicants aren’t forced to answer if they don’t want to.
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