What happens when I join the New York State Donate Life Registry?

When you sign up to enroll in the Registry you give legal permission to donate parts of your body after death. You can limit the donation for transplants, research or both. This legal document directs OPOs, eye and tissue banks to fulfil your wish to be a donor.

  • Your registration is private and can only be viewed at the time of death.
  • Once you sign up, you do not need to carry a wallet card.
  • After joining the Registry, you will receive a letter or email providing information on how to change your registration.