Organ Donation Emergency? Call 911 or your local ambulance service. A Life Line For Someone in Need Considering our own death is never a pleasant thought, but when the unthinkable occurs, we can plan to offer a lifeline to someone in need of an organ transplant. In the event of your death, your family will be asked if they would like to authorize organ donation. If you desire this action to be taken, you need to let your family know ahead of time so they may honor your wishes. For more information on organ donation, please visit the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Program. Special Steps for New York State Residents Sign up online in the New York State Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. Indicate your decision when you apply for or renew your New York State driver's license or non-driver ID.