What if I don’t want my organs and/or tissues to be used for research?

Donated organs and tissues may be used for two purposes: transplantation and medical research. The Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry allows you to opt out of donating organs and/or tissues for research. During the enrollment process, check off the “Donation Limitations” box and check the “For Research” box under both Organs and Tissues. If you have already enrolled online or via the driver license or tax collector office you may go to the Registry website, click on Update My Donor Profile, enter your login information, and then specify donation limitations. While updating your profile you may also change your password and personal information or remove your name from the Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.