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  • MYTH

    New York is 1st in everything.


    New York ranks 50th out of 50 states with regard to the percentage of residents registered as organ donors. New York ranks 3rd in the country in people waiting for organ donations. 


                Make an ordinary day...EXTRAordinary!

    Sign Up

    Studies show that 9 out of 10 New Yorkers support organ donation, but only 27% of New Yorkers are registered. October 6th is the day to eliminate the excuses and sign up!


               Make an ordinary day...EXTRAordinary!

    Save lives

    1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives and improve up to 50 lives. 


?The new law is a win-win for everyone,? says Dr. Florman. ?This represents the potentially largest increase to the organ donor pool in many years and could provide more organs for everyone.? Great job The Mount Sinai Hospital!
Posted 8 days ago


"If it wasn?t for her, I wouldn?t be sitting right here right now. I thank God for her each and every day." USA TODAY shares this remarkable story of generosity:
Posted 9 days ago


Keep doing what you're doing to save lives DMV! #LongLiveNY
Posted 10 days ago

Lauren Shields

Age at time of transplant: 12
Transplant: Heart

In April 2008, Lauren Shields experienced unexplained fatigue. She was diagnosed with Viral Myopathy, an enlarged heart. She needed a new heart. In February 2009, Lauren’s name was added to the transplant list. With her health declining sharply, Lauren was placed in a medically induced coma, until the wait ended and she received her life-saving transplant. 

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50% / 27%

Only 27% of people in New York are registered to donate organs,
compared with more than 50% nationally.

120,000 / 10,000

More than 120,000 people are currently waiting for organ transplants, nearly 10,000 of these people are in New York. Every 18 hours, a New Yorker dies waiting for a life-saving transplant.


BREAKING NEWS: Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation authorizing sixteen and seventeen year olds to register as organ donors. This historic legislation gives New York's young adults a voice on this important social issue and lifesaving cause. Read the official announcement here:
Posted 10 days ago


The 2004 Athens silver medalist turned Olympic coach was a registered organ donor. Our thoughts go out to his family and we hope they will take solace knowing he was able to save so many lives. Read the full story here:
Posted 11 days ago


The bill that has the potential to affect the lives of thousands of New Yorkers. CBS New York has the full story:
Posted 12 days ago


It's #MarathonMonday! This week's LiveOnNY marathon team member is also a LiveOnNY staff member! The generous gift of a donor allowed Abby's aunt to live eight more beautiful years, including the first three of Abby's life. Abby is grateful for that time and is amazed on a daily basis of all the work the LiveOnNY team does to facilitate donation. As an avid runner, she is excited to take on the challenge of running the TCS New York City Marathon. To read her full story or to donate to her fundraiser, visit:
Posted 14 days ago