The study reveals that while 22% New York adults are registered as organ donors, the national average is 48%.
As per the study 539 New Yorkers are reportedly died awaiting a transplant last year, while others became ill and ineligible.
Though New York has started to take adequate and effective steps to encourage the people to come forward, there is much to do be done.
Reportedly, in present day nearly 1,352 and 8,667 people in New York are registered for liver and kidney donation. More than 1,500 of these people have been in waiting list for the last five years.
However, it raises the question that should organ donation be free or offering compensation to donors would increase the number of donations?
While some of the people think that compensation be it monetary or some other benefits should be given to donors to meet the growing number of demand of organs, many of them are against this thought.
“I don’t think there should be some kind of pay for a kidney,” says a donor Jessica Kastler. She will be donating her kidney to a stranger without any compensation.
According to reports, people are reluctant to donate organs for various reasons. While some think that they would die, other might believe it goes against their religious faith.
Effective measures are needed to educate people about the facts that there are no drawbacks in donating organ.