Blog posts from March, 2017

New York State bureaucracy hinders organ donations

By Marnie Eisenstadt-syracuse.com

From 2011:
Last year, legislators thought they ended what everyone in the organ donor community said was an embarrassment: Donors couldn’t sign up online, even though there’s a website with an electronic form. A donor still had to mail a signed form after filling everything out online.

If New York could improve to the national average of 40 percent participation, the number of donors could increase from around 400 a year to 1,200. Each new donor carries the power to save a life, cure blindness and restore limbs.

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