Friday, October 5, 2012
Governor Looking To Increase Organ Donors In New York
New legislation is being signed to increase the number people willing to be organ donors. Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a bill to boost the number of New Yorkers who register for organ and tissue donation. New York State has one of the lowest organ donor rates in the nation, with only 18 percent of adult’s enrolled donors, far less than the national average of 43 percent. The legislation, known as "Lauren's Law," adds new language to Department of Motor Vehicle application documents that is designed to encourage additional individuals to enroll with the Donate Life Registry for organ and tissue donation.