PennDOT is urging people to become organ donors in honor of National Donate Life month, which is April.
All driver's license and state identifcation holders can have their organ donor status indicated on their ID, PennDOT said.
Just about 46 percent of Pennsylvania license and ID holders are organ donors, PennDOT said, which is more than 4.5 million people. Some 8,500 people in Pennsylvania currently are awaiting organ transplants.
“Potential donors can take action today to add the organ donor designation to their license or identification card, rather than waiting for renewal time,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “The 90 seconds you spend online requesting the designation for your license or identification card could potentially save a life.”