WSKG Radio: Pending Legislation In Albany Would Ease Registering For Organ Donation
April 22nd, 2016 by Nancy Ryan
During National Donate Life Month in April, WSKG Radio reported on how New York State continues to have one of the lowest percentages of its residents signed up to be organ donors. WSKG interviewed Rob Kochik, the executive director of Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network.
Mr. Kochik told the radio station legislation pending in Albany could help increase the number of people signing the donor registry. If it were to become law, one part of the legislation — which has already passed the state senate — would allow those who are 16 and 17-years-old to enroll in the registry when they apply for their driver’s license.
“Right now they have to wait until they’re 18 and by then, they’re often doing other things and never get around to it,” Mr. Kochik said. His comments coincided with a Donate Life Month event at Upstate University Hospital.
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