2014 Donor Designation Report Card Released
A donor designation is a documented, legally authorized commitment by an individual to make an anatomical gift that can be revoked only by that individual.
The donor designation share (DDS) is the total number of designated donors as a percentage of all state residents age 18 and over. Some state registries allow minors to enroll, so these states may show higher percentages than those who only enroll residents 18 and over.
The goal is to have each state reach a minimum of 50 percent DDS.
In 2013, New York State has a donor designation share of only 22%.