Why Be an Organ Donor?
The need for organ donors has never been greater. In the United States, there are more than 120,000 people currently in need of organ transplants. Nearly 10,000 of those waiting are right here in New York. In the New York Metropolitan area, only 32 percent of the population are registered organ donors, which well below the national average of 56%. Each year, thousands of people die while waiting for a transplant because no suitable donor can be found for them. But you can help. By signing up today, you can help save lives.
- Just ONE organ donor can save up to EIGHT lives and improve up to 50 lives through tissue donation.
- For organ donor recipients, a transplant often means a second chance at life.
- For loved ones of a donor, donation can provide comfort in knowing that their loved one has helped to give life to others.
Register to be an organ donor today. Help make a difference by giving the Gift of Life!
Learn more at LiveOnNY.org