More than 5M Michiganders have joined organ donor registry

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 12:58:24-04

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has announced more than five million Michiganders have joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. 

"Every name is a beacon of hope for more than 3,200 people in Michigan awaiting a life-changing transplant," Johnson said.

Each donor saves up to eight lives and can save 75 more through cornea and tissue donation, the office says. 

"Eversight is thrilled more than 64 percent of Michigan residents have made the decision to join the donor registry," said Eversight President David Bosch. Eversight is the state's cornea and eye tissue recovery program. 

You can join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry regardless of age and medical history. To sign up, visit or call (866) 500-5801.