Thursday, October 6 is Organ Donor Enrollment Day in New York State and we're asking for your help.
We are rallying community members to make October 6th, 2016 the day to take action and join the New York State Donate Life Registry.
During last year's inaugural Organ Donor Enrollment Day, 3,100 New Yorkers made the decision to register as organ and tissue donors. Let's shatter that record in 2016!
Even more, Organ Donor Enrollment Day generated hope: New Yorkers do care, New Yorkers will take action and New York can do great things!
Here's What You Can Do on October 6th:
1. Join the New York State Donate Life Registry!
It only takes a few minutes to fill out and send in the enrollment form.
Anyone over age 18 can register, regardless of medical history. Go to www.health.ny.gov/donatelife and click to enroll!
2. Think you might be registered, but not sure? Fill out the enrollment form, just to be certain.
It's important to document your consent to be an organ and tissue donor, and the best way to do that is by joining the New York State Donate Life Registry. Even if you previously enrolled, information (like your address) will be updated.
3. Already a registered donor? Give yourself a pat on the back!
Making your decision to pass life on through organ donation not only could help save lives, but it's a gift to your family, as well. It relieves them of having to make the decision on your behalf.
Go Social on Organ Donor Enrollment Day!
On October 6th, proudly share on your social media that you just joined the New York State Donate Life Registry or are already enrolled as an organ donor. Doing so will help spread the word about the importance of making the decision and signing up.
• Invite friends to enroll in the Registry by adding a link to www.health.ny.gov/donatelife
• Invite friends to follow the New York Alliance for Donation on Facebook and Twitter
With your help, we'll make Organ Donor Enrollment Day in New York State a huge success and give hope to the nearly 10,000 people currently waiting for a life-saving transplant in New York.