Register to Become an Organ, Eye or Tissue Donor

There is a tremendous need for organ donations in New York State.

  • nearly 9,000 New Yorkers are currently waiting for an organ transplant, and every 16 hours someone dies waiting for an organ transplant in our state
  • only 42% of New Yorkers age 18 and over have enrolled in the NY State Donate Life Registry, compared to the national average of 69%
  • just one organ donor can save up to 8 lives and improve the lives of up to 75 people by donating tissues and corneas

DMV has a PDF document that explains What You Should Know About Becoming an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor (MV-OD). Learn more at the

Register right now through MyDMV

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Other ways you can register

You can also enroll by mail. Get the form at the