A new law now allows 16 and 17 year olds in New York State to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. Prior to this legislation, the minimum age required for enrollment was eighteen. Now, 16 and 17 year olds will be able to join the NYS Donate Life Registry when visiting the DMV to obtain a learner’s permit or driver’s license or any other means allowable by the NYS Department of Health. If someone under the age of 18 is considered as a potential donor the law states parents or legal guardians will make the final determination on whether or not donation proceeds. Upon reaching the age of eighteen, the enrollment will be regarded as consent to donation.