Best Rx: How do I become an organ donor?

Atlanta’s doctors provide answers to all your medical questions.

One Best Self reader asked: I have always considered it, but how do I become an organ donor?

Stuart Knechtle, MD of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta says: More than 115,000 people are currently in need of a life-saving organ transplant. Your decision to become a donor can 
save up to eight of those lives and enhance nearly 50 others. 
You can become an organ donor by registering at, designating “organ donor” on your driver’s license or by telling family members about your decision to donate.

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