Register to Become an Organ, Eye or Tissue Donor

Go the extra mile, be an organ donor!

There is a tremendous need for organ donations in New York State. See messages from Dr. Oz about organ donation.

Register right now through MyDMV

Use MyDMV to register as an organ, eye or tissue donor online through the Department of Health (DOH) Donate Life Registry. 

Go to MyDMV


Are there other ways I can sign up to be an organ donor?

There are a few ways to become an organ donor through us

If you prefer to enroll by mail, please visit the NYS Department of Health website.


Did you know

  • nearly 10,000 New Yorkers are currently waiting for an organ transplant, and every 13 hours someone dies waiting for an organ transplant in our state
  • only 18 percent of New Yorkers age 18 and over have enrolled in the NYS Donate Life Registry, compared to the national average of 42 percent
  • just one organ donor can save up to eight lives and improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and corneas

For more information about organ, eye and tissue donations through the New York State Donate Life Registry, visit the NYS Department of Health website

Before You Start

You must create a MyDMV account to register online.  You will need your

  • NYS driver license, permit or non-driver ID
  • Social Security Number

Do it by mail

To enroll by mail, visit the organ and tissue donation page at the Department of Health Web site.

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.