Want to be an Organ Donor?

Saving Lives With One Decision

What does it mean to be an Organ Donor?

Deciding to be an organ and eye donor at the DMV means that you have chosen to make all of your organs available for transplant at the time of your passing. It does NOT mean that you agree to whole body donation.

Other Statistics to consider

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. The same donor can also save or improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and eyes. More than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for organ transplants. [Solid Organs: Hearts, kidneys, pancreases, lungs, livers and intestines]. Of these, more than 10,000 live right here, in the greater New York metropolitan area. On average, 18 people die every day while waiting for organ transplants in the U.S., and every 10 minutes, another name is added to the waiting list. In New York State, someone dies every 15 hours waiting for an organ transplant. Each year, more than one million people need lifesaving and life-improving tissues, and eyes.