Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

All New Yorkers 16 years old and up can register to save lives by signing up as an organ and tissue donor. By joining the New York State Donate Life Registry, you record your decision to be a donor. Your kindness could save eight lives through organ donation, restore sight with cornea donations and improve 75 more lives with tissue. It is easy to register and you can give someone a second chance at life. Visit to register as a donor.

Living Kidney Donation

The United Network for Organ Sharing has a helpful guide with information about the steps to living donation. 

Visit ECMC's Living Donor Information page.

Sometimes a transplant candidate has someone who wants to donate a kidney to them, but tests reveal that the kidney would not be a good medical match. Kidney paired donation, or KPD, also called kidney exchange, gives that transplant candidate another option. In KPD, living donor kidneys are swapped so each recipient receives a compatible transplant. Learn more: