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Connect the Dot

This little dot makes a big difference.

Connect the Dot

Nationally, more than 100,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Approximately 1,500 of these individuals live in Wisconsin, and about 400 come from Milwaukee alone. Despite the fact that 95% of Americans say they are in favor of organ and tissue donation, only 56% are registered donors.

We’re on a mission to bust myths, raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation, and encourage people to join the registry by adding the little orange dot to their driver’s license or state ID.


Ger Lor, organ recipient son

Ger’s father received a kidney transplant in 2015. Now, Ger is on a mission to educate the Hmong community and dispel myths about what it means to be an organ and tissue donor.

Gigi Sanchez, cornea donor sister

Gigi’s brother donated his corneas after a valiant fight with sarcoma. She encourages members of Hispanic and Latino communities to join the registry and give hope to their families, friends and neighbors.


Megan Dolan, tissue recipient

Megan received a bone and cartilage tissue transplant to repair her knee, which sustained sports-related injuries. Now, she encourages others to join the registry and help enhance the lives of people like her.

Michael Gordon, MD, orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Gordon, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, has seen firsthand the impact that tissue donation has on his patients. He encourages others to educate themselves about what tissue donation might mean for them.


Katina Shaw, organ donor sister

Katina’s brother was only 12 years old when he passed away, but he donated his organs so others might live on. Katina is passionate about educating others about the importance of registering as a donor.

Andrea Weisman, organ donation advocate

Andrea, who is involved in the pageant world, has made organ and tissue donation a key part of her platform. She has spoken about it on the state and local level and hopes to take her message national.

Become an Organ and Tissue Donor
Learn more about how to sign up as an organ, tissue and eye donor and how organ donation saves and enhances lives in our communities.
Classmates for Organ Donation Education and Registration (CodeR)
Classmates for Organ Donation Education and Registration encourages high school students to learn more about organ, tissue and eye donation.
Organ, Tissue & Eye Donation
Versiti Organ and Tissue is an organ procurement organization focused on increasing the Wisconsin donor registry though community outreach programs.
Impact Stories
Your blood, organ and tissue, and other donations directly impact lives in your community. Read a few of the examples of some of the lives that have been changed for the better.