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Over 5.6 million New Yorkers have registered as organ donors

Over 5.6 million New Yorkers have registered as organ donors

April 12, 2019 04:24 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC)- Over 5.6 million residents of New York State have registered as organ donors with the New York State Donate Life Registry, according to a press release from the Governor's Office.

The announcement comes as Governor Andrew Cuomo issues a proclamation recognizing April as Donate Life Month and announces that several landmarks around the state will be lit blue and green in honor of National Donate Life Month and New York's Donate Life Blue and Green Day on Friday. 

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In the Rochester area, Monroe Community College will take part in the event.

Anyone interested in enrolling in the NYS Donate Life Registry can be found on several websites, including the New York State Department of Health, New York State DMV, and New York State Board of Elections

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