Register to Become an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor
There is a tremendous need for organ donors in New York State.
- Nearly 8,200 New Yorkers are waiting for an organ transplant. In the United States, 17 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant.
- Only 46% of New Yorkers aged 18 and over have enrolled in the NYS Donate Life Registry, compared to the national average of 63%.
- Just one organ donor can save up to eight lives and improve the lives of up to 75 people.
DMV has a PDF document that explains What You Should Know About Becoming an Organ, Eye and Tissue Donor (MV-OD). Learn more at DonateLife.ny.gov.
Register now through MyDMV
Register through a DMV transaction
You can register when you
- renew your license or non-driver ID online.
- replace your license, permit or non-driver ID online.
- register a vehicle, boat, or snowmobile for the first time at a DMV office.
- complete a license or non-driver ID renewal or replacement transaction through MyDMV.
- complete the donation section on your
- driver license or non-driver ID renewal application (MV-2) that is mailed to you.
- Application for Permit, Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card (PDF) (MV-44).
Other ways to register
- Online at donatelife.ny.gov/register.
- When you register to vote. Complete and sign page 2 of the voter registration form.
- When you apply for health insurance through the New York State of Health Official Health Plan Marketplace.
- When you apply for or renew an IDNYC government-issued ID card at an IDNYC Enrollment Center.
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the NYS Higher Education Service Corporation and health insurance providers will soon give New Yorkers the opportunity to join the Registry and become an organ donor.
You can enroll to be an organ donor by mail. Get the form at the New York State Donate Life Registry.