After Heart Transplant, Girl Pushes For New York State To Allow For Teen Organ DonorsPeople in need of new organs often have to wait a long time due to a lack of donors.
Lauren's Law Takes Effect, Requires NYS Drivers To Decide Whether To Be Organ DonorsLauren's Law was named for 13-year-old Lauren Shields of Stony Point, in Rockland County. She received a heart transplant when she was 9.
Gov. Cuomo Signs 'Lauren's Law' In Effort To Boost Number Of Organ DonorsThe new law, which will take effect in one year, will require anyone over the age of 18 getting a new driver's license to answer whether they would like to join the state's donor list. The question is currently optional.