Transplant News stories from April, 2017

LI TRIO Volunteer Efforts And NYS Progress: Governor Cuomo Announces Thousands Of New Organ Donor Enrollments In New York State

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Published on April 30, 2017

LI TRIO Update:

Regarding Legislative Initiatives and Metrics thanks to Our Most Recent 18 Month Effort and The Support of Volunteers; Our  Volunteers and Other Volunteers.

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that, in just one week, 6,326 New Yorkers have consented to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry via NY State of Health, as of April 27.
 
As reported on www.litrio.org, Governor Cuomo announced this new registration option last week aimed at increasing organ donor registration across the country.
 
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Governor Cuomo signed the legislation last year and that legislation required NY State of Health to add the organ donation component to its health insurance application.
 
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 Individuals 16 years of age or older who are completing an application, renewing a plan, or making a life status change are now asked if they would like to be added to the NYS Donate Life Registry.
 

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Governor Cuomo Promotes Organ Donation Across New York State | LI TRIO

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Published on April 21, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New Yorkers applying for health insurance through NY State of Health, New York’s official health plan marketplace, can now enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry as an organ donor. April is National Donate Life Month, and the launch of this new option builds on New York State’s commitment to increasing organ donation rates. In addition, Governor Cuomo directed One World Trade Center, the SUNY Administration Building in Albany and the State Fairgrounds Entrance in Syracuse to be lit blue and green for Donate Life’s Blue and Green Day on April 21.

“There are more New Yorkers waiting for organs than there are organs available and we are addressing this critical public health issue by making it easier than ever to register,” Governor Cuomo said. “To honor those waiting for a donor and countless donor heroes across the state, New York has gone blue and green across the state, and I encourage all eligible New Yorkers to enroll today.”

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