Family Encourages Organ Donation

7-11-06 - Three members of a Carter County family were laid to rest Tuesday. Jason Mays and his two young sons were killed in a head-on auto accident last Wednesday on highway 199 near Dickson.

Mourners remembered Jason, 33, his 6-year-old son Caleb and his 9-year-old son Luke, who passed away on Friday afternoon. Family members say the young boy was an organ donor in the end.

The funeral was held at the Mansville Assembly of God church.

Debra Mays and her daughter Hannah survived the crash. A fund to help the family with expenses has been set up at 1st Bank and Trust in Ardmore and Healdton.

There are three ways to designate yourself as an organ donor:

ON YOUR LICENSE OR STATE ID CARD - When you get your driver’s license or state ID card, you will have an opportunity to say yes to organ, eye and tissue donation, and you will have an opportunity to donate a dollar to the OklahomaDonor Education Fund.

ONLINE – You can go online anytime and register in just minutes at After you complete your registration, you will be sent a signature card. When you sign it and return it, your name will officially be added to the registry. Registering online gives you the ability to access your registry page and change the information on it.

ON THE PHONE – If you don’t have a computer, or access to the Internet, you can call 800-826-LIFE (5433) and request that a donor registration card be sent to you. After you fill out the card and return it, your name and donation wishes will be added to the LifeShare Donor Registry.