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    Donation Saves Lives

    Donate Life D.C. saves lives and heals communities through the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation.

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Organ, eye and tissue donors are the heroes who help heal our community. By signing up to be a donor, you could save the lives of eight people and enhance the lives of at least an additional seventy-five. This heroic act all starts with one yes! Say yes to be a registered organ, eye and tissue donor today!


  • September is DMV Appreciation Month!

    Earlier this year, many driver license offices across the country were closed for COVID-19 safety reasons. To offer more time for recognition and support of our DMV partners, DLA is extending our celebration of National DMV Appreciation Week to National DMV Appreciation Month this September! National DMV Appreciation Month recognizes DMV and Driver License Partners (DLPs) as vital partners in saving and healing lives. DMV staff ask the donor registration question to customers every day. Partnerships with DMVs remain the primary source of state donor registrations. DMVs and DLPs are the people on the front lines of service who have helped more than 160 million people across the country to register their decisions to be deceased organ, eye and tissue donors.

  • Thank you D.C. DMV Team!

  • 2020 Donate Life America DMV Innovation Award Winner!

    In celebration of National DMV Appreciation Month, Donate Life Washington, D.C. stopped by the Southwest Service Center to thank the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (D.C. DMV) employees for asking customers if they would like to register to be organ, eye and tissue donors. During our visit, we recognized D.C. DMV Director Gabriel Robinson as a 2020 Donate Life America DMV Innovation Award winner. Director Robinson was nominated and selected for the award for his efforts to find new and engaging ways to help save lives. Under his direction, the D.C. DMV has installed Donate Life murals incorporating the local themes of cherry blossoms and baseball. DMV customers were invited to place a cherry blossom or baseball on the murals if they registered to be an organ donor that day, or contributed to the D.C. DMV Financial Organ Donation and Education Fund. The mural initiative has increased customer interactions and donor designation rates. The D.C. DMV serves approximately 3,000 customers each day and donor designation registrations have increased from 37 percent to 42 percent in the past three years. In addition, the D.C. DMV has raised a record number of $61,000 for donation education programs in 2020.

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  • Meet the New Washington, D.C. DMV Director

    Each day, employees at the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) interact with 3,000 customers on average. Gabriel Robinson, who was recently named the new DC DMV Director, is responsible for overseeing the issuing of driver licenses and identification cards, registering and inspecting of vehicles, and processing of tickets. In addition, he works with DMV employees to raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation and to increase donor registrants.

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