As you are reading this, nearly 124,000 people in the United States are waiting for a lifesaving organ; more than 12,000 of those waiting are our fellow New Yorkers. Thousands more are waiting for life enhancing tissue and eye donations. There exists a tremendous need for New Yorkers to designate themselves as organ, eye and tissue donors by enrolling in the New York State Donate Life Registry. By doing so, you are giving legal consent for the recovery of your organs, tissues and eyes for the purposes of transplantation and research at the time of your death. To register as an organ and tissue donor, follow these important steps. Please remember that signing the back of your Driver's License is not enough! Although it is an act in support of donation, it does not enroll you in the electronic statewide database readily accessible by hospitals and procurement organizations.