Have you signed up to be an organ donor yet? If you have been thinking about it, today is a great day to get signed up. Yes, today, whatever today is, it is a good day to sign up to be an organ donor.

In fact, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has also made a new change in the way they find out if you would like to be an organ donor as well. What is that new change, and how many people are waiting on the transplant list in New York State? Keep reading.

What has the NYS DMV always done to encourage people to be an organ donor?

A. Boris
A. Boris

The NYS DMV has always encouraged people to identify themselves as an organ donor and even has a spot for it on your NYS Driver's License application and renewal. If you select to be an organ donor, there will be a little red heart on the front of your license or non-driver ID.

READ MORE: How will NYS Compensate You For Being an Organ Donor? 

How many people are currently on the Organ Donation Waitlist in New York State?

David McNew / Getty Images, canva
David McNew / Getty Images, canva

According to New York State, there are currently more than 8,000 people in the State of New York who are currently waiting for an organ for transplant. 

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What is the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles doing to continue to find out if you are an organ donor?

The change that the DMV is making is that instead of only asking you if you would like to be an organ donor when you get your license or non-driver ID, they will also be asking you when you register your vehicle.

5 Reasons To Become An Organ Donor

Organ donations save lives... it's that simple. And there is such a constant need. If you would like to sign up to be a donor, just click here.

Banned New York License Plates

These personalized plates were rejected by New York State in 2022. Some of these plates are NSFW.

70 Rejected New York License Plates

In 2022, New York rejected nearly 2,000 license plates. We combed through the list and here are 70 that made us shake our heads, drop our jaws, or just left us wondering why anyone would think the state would accept their request.