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About Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

Register Here To Become A Donor

October 12, 2017

You can now join the New York State Donate Life Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor Registry in ONE CLICK! 

Visit www.donatelife.ny.gov and become part of the movement to save and improve lives through donation. 

 



Every year, more than 1,500 people receive kidneys, livers, and hearts that have been donated for transplantation. However, with nearly 10,000 New Yorkers still on waiting lists, the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestine) can save up to eight lives, while tissue donors (corneas, bone, skin, heart valves, tendons, veins, etc.) can improve seventy-five or more lives by restoring eyesight, helping fight infections in burn patients and prevent the loss of mobility and disability.

By enrolling in the Donate Life New York State Organ and Tissue Donor Registry, you are giving legal consent for the recovery of your organs, tissues and eyes for the purposes of transplantation and research at the time of your death.

To learn more about organ, eye and tissue donation, visit the following pages:
Donation Facts
Donation FAQ
Professional Education
Public Education
Resource Links