Palmesano: Pleased To See Lauren’s Law Amendment Get Signed

November 5, 2015
ALBANY, NY – Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R, Corning) is expressing his appreciation for the activists in the organ donation community who helped spur his legislative colleagues and the governor to approve critical changes to Lauren’s Law. (Lauren’s Law requires New York State drivers to decide whether they want to be organ donors.)
Palmesano, noted that an amendment, which has been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, will invalidate applications that do not answer the question.
“I applaud the governor for approving of this critical reform. This amendment will help bolster our organ and tissue donor registry and effectuate the vision we had when we passed Lauren’s Law in 2012. We want to encourage New Yorkers to give the gift of life, and this legislation will ensure that millions of them consider it. This session, we will continue to explore new ways to raise New York State’s lagging donation rates so that we can save more lives and impact more families,” said Palmesano.
Palmesano, who donated a kidney to his sister in 2006, says there is more work to do. “I have seen first hand the impact organ donation can have on a family. I would encourage everyone to please consider becoming an organ donor, as you never know when one of your family members may be in need of a life-saving organ transplant.”