Over five million New Yorkers have enrolled in the New York State Donate Life Registry as organ donors. That’s good news to Cayuga County Clerk Sue Dwyer, who has been leading a push by county clerks to increase the number of donors.
She tells Finger Lakes News Radio the number of county residents who have signed up during Organ Donor Awareness Month is promising.
Organ Donor Week at the county DMV office got off to a hot start when a popcorn machine set off the fire alarms in the county building.
New York has languished near the bottom of the list of states with registered organ donors for many years. The Department of Health worked with Donate Life New York State to launch a more modern and expanded registry, including a more accessible and user-friendly website and the ability to access the registry from multiple state websites.