Organ Donation

Nearly 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and intestines) can save up to eight lives. A tissue donor can improve 75 or more lives by restoring eyesight, helping fight infections in burn patients and preventing the loss of mobility and disability. Youth 16 years and older may now become organ donors.


NYS Public Health Law §4301
Effective 2/14/17, this law allows youth ages 16 and 17 to choose to be an organ donor. 

Connect Life
ConnectLife currently offers a variety of educational programs to students across WNY. The primary goals of these programs are to provide students with information about the lifesaving benefits of donation, to motivate students to initiate a family discussion about organ and tissue donation and to answer questions and counter common misconceptions about donation.

Donate Life America

Education Resources - Donate Life America
General Educational Resources, video and curriculum

New York State Donate Life Registry

New York State Registry Information
Information on enrollment, forms, FAQs, and resources.

Page Updated 9/12/22