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7,746,007 New Yorkers have joined the NYS Donate Life Registry

Saratoga County DMV recognizes National Donate Life Month

Saratoga County Clerk Craig A. Hayner recently announced the Saratoga County DMV will again recognize Donate Life Month this April.

The Saratoga County DMV partners with Donate Life New York State (NYS) each year to recognize April as National Donate Life Month, an annual observance highlighting the critical need for increased organ, eye, and tissue donation in New York State.

During the month of April, the Saratoga County DMV office urges all residents to learn more about organ, eye, and tissue donation and to say yes to donation while completing transactions at the DMV. Promotional items and decorations are on display at all three Saratoga County DMV locations throughout National Donate Life Month as a reminder of the importance of the gift of life.

There are 8,500 New Yorkers currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and 1,400 have been waiting five years or longer. In 2020, 615 New Yorkers died because the organ they needed wasn’t donated in time.

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