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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. 


Abbi is a little girl with a big heart. She hosted a dance event over the weekend that raised awareness about donation and almost $3,000 for LiveOnNY! Congratulations to her on a successful event. We are grateful for your incredible generosity and we love the sea of Long Live NY shirts!
Posted 9 days ago


"Sadly, Nicholas? heart didn?t reach old age. It did, however, perform nobly for three decades. I?m not surprised: I always knew it was pure gold." Los Angeles Times has the story:
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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Acacia, liver, pancreas and small intestine recipient , and her mother Hailee sit down with Danielle from Elvis Duran's Morning Show to talk about how organ donation has changed their lives and to promote Organ Donor Enrollment Day on Oct. 6th.


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.


Excited to see the buzz around the launch of the new legislation allowing 16 & 17 year olds to register as organ donors! NY1, 1010 WINS, FOX 5 /, Bustle, & ESPN Radio covered the story, while hundreds of students engaged with our in-school "I Can't But I Can" activities. And this is just the beginning! #IcantbutIcan
Posted 11 days ago


If you're 16 or 17 in New York, you CAN NOW sign up to save lives as an organ and tissue donor! Go to for more information.
Posted 11 days ago