Register to Become an Organ, Eye or Tissue Donor

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

  • 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 29% of New Yorkers age 18 and over have enrolled in the NYS Donate Life Registry, compared to the national average of 51%
  • just one organ donor can save up to eight lives and improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and corneas

Learn more at the NYS Department of Health website

Register right now through MyDMV

Go to MyDMV


Other ways you can register

You can also enroll by mail. Get the form at the NYS Department of Health website.


Before You Start

Please note that this transaction is currently offline

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.