Now It Is Easier to Become an Organ Donor in New York
Now, it may be easier to become an organ donor in New York state thanks to a new law.
Right now, the state allows potential donors to check the donor box when getting their driver's license or registering to vote.
As of Wednesday, there will be another way to register.
The Times Herald reports that anyone using New York state's health insurance exchange will be asked if they'd like to register as an organ or tissue donor. Governor Andre Cuomo signed the new law Wednesday in Washington D.C.
New York currently has the second lowest donor rate in the country.
According to statistics, one in four eligible New Yorkers is registered.
The new law's sponsor is Senator Kemp Hannon from Nassau County. He said that nearly ten thousand people in New York are on a waiting list for available organs or tissue.