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

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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.