NO FEE = LIVES SAVED
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Old Tappan NJ, time to update your donor status on your drivers license. The demand for organ transplantation has rapidly increased all over the world during the past decade due to the increased incidence of vital organ failure, the rising success and greater improvement in posttransplant outcome. However, the unavailability of adequate organs for transplantation to meet the existing demand has resulted in major organ shortage crises.
According to Assemblymen Robert Auth , “It took three years but I can proudly say that we did it! It all started during my time at the Department of Motor Vehicles. I noticed that people who wanted to become organ donors and change their licenses to reflect their new status had to pay an additional fee to do so; and I knew that was wrong. As soon as I became your Assemblyman I worked to change this, and today the Governor signs it into law.”
I am astonished that I live in a state with people who would think it was OK to charge some more for a drivers license who is willing to be an organ donor ( https://legiscan.com/NJ/text/A374/201 ) and Trenton wonders why some many people continue to more out of the state to far greener pastures .