The organs of nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, the youngest victim of last week’s shootings in Tucson, Ariz., have been donated to a Boston-area child, her father revealed to The Boston Globe.
New York has embarked on an attempt to save lives by innovatingly increasing the number of organs harvested for transplantation in the city.
Frustrated that almost 500 people die here every year while hoping for transplants, the Police and Fire departments, Bellevue Hospital and the New York Organ Donor Network will seek out organs as soon as deaths are reported – wherever they are reported.
Enrolling in New York’s organ donor registry will now be much easier under a bill signed into law by Governor David Paterson, his office announced today. The Electronic Signature Act, written by Assembly Health Committee chair Richard N. Gottfried and Senate Health Committee chair Thomas K. Duane, would allow potential organ donors to register online, instead of downloading a form and mailing it in.
The Alliance ‘s Medical Education project entitled “An Introduction to Organ and Tissue Donation” has been published on AAMC’s website.
On April 27, 2010, nearly 120 people participated in the annual Legislative Education Day to highlight organ, eye and tissue donation in New York State. The event was sponsored by the New York Alliance for Donation, whose mission is to increase organ, eye and tissue donation throughout New York State.