Governor Signs Legislation Making Lauren’s Law Permanent in New York State
Albany, N.Y. (WHAM) – New York state is taking measures to make it easier to become and organ donor.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order Monday, that directs the State Health Department to work with all state agencies to provide the public with additional opportunities to become an organ donor through the new Donate Life Registry.
The order also directs officials to offer the choice of signing up whenever New Yorkers apply for state services or benefits.
The state is also revamping the registry enrollment website to make it easier to use.
Governor Cuomo also signed legislation making “Lauren’s Law” permanent in New York State. It allows individuals to say whether they’d like to donate their organs on the driver’s license renewal form.
The governor says more than 84,000 people have signed up to be donors in New York state so far this year.
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