Become an Organand Tissue Donor
Enroll in the New York State Donate Life
Registry for Organ and Tissue Donations.
To enroll in the Registry, read and sign the consent certification in the “Organ Donor”box on your
Application For Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card
(MV44) or whereindicated on your application to
Renew Your Driver License By Mail
(MV-2L), or enrollanytime by contacting one of the organ donation organizations listed on this page. Youmust be 18 years of age or older to enroll.If you enroll through DMV, we will forward your information to the New York StateDepartment of Health, which will include your name in the Registry and provide you anopportunity to limit your donation, if you choose to.
What You Should Know if You Enroll in the Registry:
Tell your family you have enrolled in the Registry and have given your legal consent for donation to occur upon your death.
Your decision to donate will not affect your medical treatment.
The organs and tissues you donate will go to patients in the greatest need.
There is no cost to the donor’s family.
You can have your name removed from the Registry at any time.
After you enroll, the NYS Department of Health will mail you a confirmationletter to provide you with additional information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION,CALL THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AT1-(866)-NYDONOR (1-866-693-6667)OR CONTACT ONE OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS:
Center for Donation and Transplant, 1-(800)-256-7811 (Albany & Eastern NYS)Upstate New York Transplant Services, 1-(800)-227-4771 (Buffalo)Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, 1-(800)-810-5494 (Rochester/Syracuse)New York Organ Donor Network, 1-(800)-GIFT-4-NY,or 1-(800)-443-8469, (New York City/Long Island)Please do not contact the DMV for information about the organ and tissue donor registry;contact the NYS Department of Health or one of the organizations listed above.
Dear Friend:This driver’s manual will help you become a safe motorist and understand New York State’s traffic laws and regulations. This knowledge, along with your experience, caution and sense of responsibility behind the wheel can help protect your health and life as well as that of your family, friends and other highway users.Part One of the manual explains the procedures and requirements for getting a driver license and operating a vehicle in New York State. Part Two describes the rulesof the road and the meaning of traffic control devices.Part Three offers valuable information about safe driving techniques and strategies.Studying the contents of this manual will make youa better driver and vehicle owner. I encourage youto use the valuable information contained in these pages because conscientious and considerate driving is everyone’s responsibility. Best wishes for many years of safe driving. Barbara J. FialaCommissioner
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