Organ & Tissue Donation

You can help give the gift of life by choosing to become an organ or tissue donor. One organ donor can help save up to eight lives, and one tissue donation can save or improve the lives of more than 75 people.

The decision to become an organ or tissue donor does not interfere with the healthcare you receive—saving your life is your NYU Langone doctor’s first priority.

VIDEO: More than 8,000 people in the New York City metro area are currently on the organ transplant waitlist. Our Transplant Institute is committed to helping those in need of a new heart, liver, kidney, or lungs.

All people can be considered as potential organ, tissue, and eye donors at the time of death. Organs and tissues are distributed through federally or state-authorized organ and tissue banks, and donating your organs does not cost your family any money.

Enroll Online

The Donate Life national registry is a confidential, online database that records a person’s own legal consent to organ, tissue, and eye donation upon his or her death. Register here.

More Information about Organ and Tissue Donation

LiveOnNY, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant in the greater New York metropolitan area, offers resources to learn more about donation.

For information about organ transplantation at NYU Langone, learn more about our Transplant Institute.