Governor Cuomo Helps Make Organ Donation Process Easier

Governor Cuomo Helps Make Organ Donation Process Easier

Governor Cuomo Helps Make Organ Donation Process Easier

Friday, April 21 is recognized as National Donate Life Day.

On Friday, the Governor announced that New Yorkers applying for health insurance through the state's official health plan marketplace can now enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry as an organ donor.

According to Donate Life America, 118,000 people are now waiting on lifesaving organ transplants and every 10 minutes one more person is added to the national transplant waiting list.

LePage's son saved lives when he became an organ donor. On average, 22 people die every day in the United States from causes that could have been treated with a donated organ. The 2017 National Donate Life Month art uses pinwheels to tell the donation story.

Two women who've benefited from the organ donation process want you to learn about the importance of organ donation.

Factor of age: The oldest organ donor in Canada was 93 years of age.

More than 5,000 people in IL are waiting for a donation that could save their life. "That they're able to think about their loved ones still carrying on in life and still helping other people". They just need the opportunity to say "yes".

Walters said anyone can promote organ donation by discussing the subject with friends and family. Second chances often create entirely new meanings.

Nearly anyone at any age can be an organ donor, Burns said.

Registration: Being an registered organ donor doesn't automatically mean your organs will be donated to someone else. And now, New York State is making it even easier to add to this vital list of heroes by allowing 16 and 17 year-olds like myself to sign up.

"Within 24 hours, I was in recovery with a new kidney", he said.

The Council voted to declare April as Donate Life Month to help raise awareness of the need for organ donation and to encourage people to check the organ donor box when renewing their driver's licenses. The San Francisco Health Network is the City's only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and more than 15 primary care health centers.

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