Online permission slip lets students make the donation decision now
Seventeen Americans died today because they didn't get the organ they needed, according to the Donor Network of Arizona.
With a new statewide online registry, the first of its kind in the nation, UA students are getting the chance to make a difference.
Before the installation of the online registry system officials were required to ask the families of the deceased for permission to take an organ. But now the online registry acts as a person's informed consent, saving valuable time and dodging difficult emotions that come during a moment of tragedy, said Kimi Petrick, a communication senior and student representative for the donor network.