Nearly 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight lives. A tissue donor can improve 75 or more lives by restoring eyesight, helping fight infections in burn patients and preventing the loss of mobility and disability. Individuals aged 16 years and older may now enroll as organ, eye and tissue donors in the New York State Donate Life Registry.
Effective 2/14/17, this law allows youth ages 16 and 17 to choose to be an organ donor.
Educator Resources on Organ Donation
Donate Life New York State
The mission of Donate Life New York State is to increase organ, eye, and tissue donation in New York State through collaborative advocacy, education, promotion, and research. It is comprised of comprised of corporate members, donation advisory council members, and affiliate member organizations. Resources include Donation facts, professional and public education
Includes information on enrollment, FAQ's, resources and enrollment forms.
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