Missouri lawmakers seek money for organ donor registry

Friday, January 28, 2011 | 7:04 a.m. CST; updated 9:12 a.m. CST, Friday, January 28, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Some Missouri lawmakers are looking to pump up the financial donations for the state's organ donor registry.

The donor registry is funded largely by $1 contributions made by people getting a driver's license or vehicle registration.

In 1999, the registry received more than $400,000. But contributions had fallen a little more than $140,000 last year.

Legislation pending before a House committee seeks to boost contributions by adding the organ donor registry as a check-off option on state income tax forms. Missouri already has 20 other tax form choices for contributions.

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