Thanks to Hollywood and urban legends, this is one of the most common myths about donation.
Saving lives is the top priority for doctors, nurses, paramedics and emergency personnel, period.
Only after every possible lifesaving measure has been exhausted will donation even be considered.
Also, the medical team treating you has no way of knowing if you are a registered donor or not. Access to the Donate Life Texas registry is strictly limited to only the employees of organ, eye and tissue recovery organizations who are notified only after the death of a donor is imminent.