October 17, 2017
CORNING, NY – Assemblyman Phil Palmesano says he’s so pleased that the governor signed his bipartisan bill to make Lauren’s Law permanent. Lauren’s Law makes it so you have to check that you either do or don’t want to be an organ donor, on your driver’s license application here in New York State. “I am excited that the governor is prioritizing increasing the state’s donation rate by modernizing the registry and building a more user-friendly web interface. One of my top priorities in Albany over the last few years has been working with my colleagues in both houses of the Legislature, committed activists and donor recipients and families to come up with new ways to make it easier and more convenient to sign up as an organ donor,” said Palmesano. “This is a personal issue for me. My sister was a two-time transplant recipient, so I have seen firsthand how organ donation can impact the quality of life for an individual and their family. We still have nearly 10,000 New Yorkers waiting for a transplant, and we’ll continue the fight for each and every one of them this session.”
State Senator Tom O’Mara:
“Encouraging organ and tissue donation is one of the most important life-saving actions that we can take in New York State. I’m extremely pleased that Lauren’s Law will now permanently be an important part of this ongoing effort,” said O’Mara.