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How Your Clients Should Register to Be a Donor

When meeting with your clients and discussing the importance of organ donation, you may be asked:

“How can I document that I want to be a donor?”

“Should I sign my driver’s license?”

 “Should I sign a donor card? Should I just tell my next-of-kin?”

The most effective way for your New York State clients to authorize their consent to be donors is to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry. This is the confidential database administered by the New York State Department of Health that records legally binding consent for organ, eye and tissue donation.

They may register at the DMV when applying for, or renewing, a New York State driver’s license or non-driver’s identification.

But as they may not be scheduled any time soon to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles — they may be up to 10 years away from having to renew their licenses — there are other convenient options that allow them to register to be donors immediately:

    • Register on this website.
    • Request that free registry enrollment brochures be mailed to you. Send an e-mail with your name, the name of your firm, your mailing address, contact phone number, and the number of brochures required to communications@liveonny.org, or call 646-291-4456. Brochures are available in English and Spanish.