Lauren Shields

Lauren Shields, for whom Lauren's Law is named, speaks at City Hall press conference, Oct. 3, 2013. The law requires those getting NYS driver's licenses to decide whether to be an organ donor. (credit: Peter Haskell/ WCBS 880)

Lauren’s Law Takes Effect, Requires NYS Drivers To Decide Whether To Be Organ Donors

Lauren’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.

10/03/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Cuomo Signs ‘Lauren’s Law’ In Effort To Boost Number Of Organ Donors

The 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.

10/04/2012