State lags be­hind na­tion on or­gan do­na­tion

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

New York con­tin­ues to trail the na­tion when it comes to or­gan do­na­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to num­bers re­leased Thurs­day by At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Sch­nei­der­man, 26 per­cent of New York­ers are signed up on the or­gan donor reg­istry, com­pared to about 50 per­cent na­tion­ally.

Sch­nei­der­man said 10,000 New York­ers are on or­gan wait­ing lists, and 297 state res­i­dents died while wait­ing for a trans­plant.

The fig­ures were re­leased on Or­gan Donor En­roll­ment Day to en­cour­age more peo­ple to sign up. Sch­nei­der­man says New York­ers can reg­is­ter on the state Do­nate Life Reg­istry, when they ap­ply or re­new a driver’s li­cense or when they reg­is­ter to vote.

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