Hospital Resources

Patients Save Lives


The Patients Save Lives program provides patients the opportunity to register as organ donors at their primary care doctor’s office during a regular or routine visit.


Primary care doctors have a trusting relationship with their patients, making for a unique opportunity to discuss organ, tissue and cornea donation. The Patients Save Lives programs provides physicians with a customized form to present to patients as they check in for an appointment. By filling out the form, patients join the organ donor registry and bring hope to the nearly 114,000 people waiting nationally for a life-saving organ transplant.

Primary care physicians are in a unique position to discuss organ and tissue donation because they have a trusting relationship with their patients. The PSL program provides you with a customized form to present to patients during the check-in process. By completing the form, your patients can join the donor registry. We can also supply you with materials and training so that office staff can become a reliable source of information about organ and tissue donation. With our help, you will be able to address any questions or concerns your patients may have.

You can learn more and request materials HERE.

The Patients Save Lives program is a collaborative effort between the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health), CORE and Donate Life America. The project was funded by Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.