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Report: Brain-Dead Brooklyn Girl’s Organs Will Not Be Donated

A New York Organ Donor Network spokeswoman tells The New York Times that organ and tissue donation “can only occur when there is agreement amongst family members.”


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.


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Lap4Life Annual Run/Walk To Help Raise Funds For Rare Condition

The run/walk will be held June 22 at Chadwick Lake Park in Newburgh, N.Y.