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A Powerful Animation Shows A Deadly Problem New York Has. A Lot Of Other States Have It Too.

Waiting in line can determine a lot more than a person's patience. It can determine a person's shot at life if they are in need of an organ transplant — and there are a lot of people in that boat right now in New York and all over the country.

A Powerful Animation Shows A Deadly Problem New York Has. A Lot Of Other States Have It Too.

New York is ranked 49th in the country in registered organ donors, so if you live there, be a champ and register. And if you live somewhere else, well, you're not off the hook! More than 123,000 people in the United States are awaiting an organ transplant, so go ahead and check this state-by-state registry to see how you can help. OR check off that little box the next time you get your driver's license or state ID renewed so it'll say "organ donor" wherever you go!

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A gut-wrenching story shared by a Yosemite park ranger shows why it's so important for people to be mindful of surrounding wildlife.

Yosemite is a 750,000-acre national park that occupies four separate counties in northern California.

Last week, the national park shared the first-hand account of a park ranger who took care of the body of a dead bear cub that was struck by a car. Sadly, the ranger says that it happens far too often in Yosemite. "I try to remember how many times I've done this now and, truthfully, I don't know. This is not what any of us signs up for, but it's a part of the job nonetheless," the ranger wrote.

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