Wed, Apr 10, 2024 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am


Kingston, NY – The Ulster County Department of Motor Vehicles is teaming up with Donate Life New York State (NYS) in observance of National Donate Life Month (NDLM), celebrating the lifesaving impact made by organ, eye, and tissue donors.  On Wednesday, April 10th at 10:00am, Ulster County will be hosting a “Raise the Flag for Life” event. During this event, a Donate Life Flag will be raised at the Ulster County Office Building, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, to encourage the public to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry.  Everyone is invited to attend this public event.

“Our goal is to have Donate Life Flags waving atop all county government buildings throughout our state,” said Aisha Tator, Executive Director of Donate Life NYS. “Waving these Donate Life Flags will make a significant impact on creating a culture of donation and saving the lives of the thousands of New Yorkers in need of transplant.”

While nearly 3,000 lifesaving organ transplants were performed in state last year, nearly 8,000 New Yorkers remain on the national organ transplant waitlist. In 2023, approximately 400 patients awaiting an organ transplant in New York State died because the organ needed to save their lives was not donated in time. A single organ donor can save up to eight lives, while tissue and cornea donors can improve more than 75 lives. Ulster County is proud to partner with Donate Life NYS to save and improve the lives of those in need of transplants.

“The Ulster County DMV is committed to raising awareness of the importance of organ donation,” said Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack.  “Donate Life Month serves as a powerful reminder of the immense impact of organ donation. It's a reminder that each person has the potential to be a hero by choosing to donate organs and tissues. This act of generosity not only transforms individual lives but also inspires hope and unity within our society. Let's stand together to make a difference and give the gift of life.”

The theme of 2024’s Donate Life Month, “Donors Are SuperStars!” takes its inspiration from the nighttime sky. Stars remind us that even in the darkest night, there is light. DMVs throughout the state have already helped nearly six million New Yorkers enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry. Learn more about National Donate Life Month and Donate Life NYS at  To make an appointment at the Ulster County DMV, please visit   

For further information on this or other outreach programs of the Ulster County Clerk’s Office, please contact County Clerk Nina Postupack at (845) 340-3040 or countyclerk[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us, visit the office online at, or find us on Facebook.





244 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 340-3040
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244 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
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(845) 340-3040
Ulster County Clerk's Office
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Ulster County Office Building