New York Trails The Nation In Organ Donor Registrations
New York state and the region lag behind the nation in organ donor registrations.
That's according to a new report from Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.
While less than half of American adults (48%) are registered organ and tissue donors, only 22% of New York state adults are on the registry.
In the Utica-Rome/North Country region, 26% of adults are registered.
The report shows about 10,500 New Yorkers await organ or tissue transplants.
For information on becoming an organ donor, visit the Donate Life Registry.