After H.B. 272 is passed by the Utah State Legislature and is signed by the Governor, the hard work begins. We need to secure 500 applications before the license plate goes into production. Help us reach the goal of establishing a Utah DONATE Life license plate and give others a second chance at life.
Catcher McCardell, a 14-year-old Eagle Scout candidate, was on a family vacation last year observing a variety of license plates on the vehicles of other road trippers. One plate in particular, a DONATE LIFE specialty plate, caught his eye. “Why doesn’t Utah have a DONATE LIFE license plate?” he asked his mother, Michele, an employee at the University of Utah Hospital.
In that moment, McCardell’s Eagle Scout project was born.
While many would be intimidated by the process of creating legislation for a new state-recognized license plate, McCardell has been working tirelessly to navigate the system, and engage advocates in his effort, including Paul Ray, state legislator, District 13.
The bill, HB272, will go before lawmakers during the current legislative session, and paves the way for Utah to have its own DONATE LIFE license plate to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation.
While McCardell is excited that he will be on a very short list of individuals responsible for the creation of a state license plate, what really drives him is the knowledge that he is helping to generate funds and awareness for such an important cause as organ donation and the YesUtah donation registry.
After making payment, you’ll be directed to Utah’s Special Group Plate Application form.
To apply for your new DONATE LIFE license plate, please have ready the following Information for the vehicle on which the plate will be placed:
Once you've submitted your payment and filled out the application, watch your email inbox for confirmation.
*While DonorConnect is optimistic about support for the DONATE LIFE specialty plate, please note that we must receive a minimum of 500 applications for the license plate to be produced. By submitting your application and associated fee, you acknowledge that your remittance for the DONATE LIFE license plate will be considered a nonrefundable donation to DonorConnect if the production threshold is not met. In this situation, DonorConnect will issue the appropriate receipt for a charitable donation. If, however, the production threshold is met, your remittance will cover the cost for your DONATE LIFE license plate and registration for the first year.