A new law takes effect allowing teens as young as 16 and 17 to register as organ donors.
The new law includes appropriate safeguards that allow parents or legal guardians to rescind the decision if the minor dies before the age of 18.
New York State has among the lowest rate of registered organ donors in the country.
National Donor Day, observed on February 14th, is a great time to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, and to schedule an appointment to donate blood or platelets. There is no cost to the donor's family to enroll to be an organ donor and it will not affect the donor's medical care or funeral arrangements, the governor's office said.
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With this law, NY joins 48 other registries, including Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, where there is either no age restriction to join the donor registry, or the minimum age is younger than eighteen.
They can also sign-up through the state Health Department website.
The legislation was signed back in August.
Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz said, "An estimated 600 New Yorkers die every year while waiting for an organ transplant".