NY’s Absence of Organ Donors

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Startling statistics came to light this week regarding the Empire State’s staggeringly low percentage of organ donors, with just 22% of New Yorkers registered as organ donors (the third lowest in the country). The low number is at odds with 80% of the state’s residents who support organ donation. While the reasons behind this pressing issue remain murky, one thing’s for sure: organs are in high demand. According to the New York Organ Donor Network, someone dies every 15 hours waiting for an organ. Check out Hate the Wait to learn more about how to donate.