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Here's what's new in 2017

WKBW Buffalo | Bretton Keenan




WKBW - The New Year is a time for resolutions, changes and everything new. Here are some new laws taking effect in 2017.

Becoming an organ donor at 16. Teens aged 16 and 17 applying for a learner's permit can become an organ donor. Choosing to be an organ donor used to be reserved for those 18 and older, limiting the amount of people in the donate life registry.

A local kidney transplant recipient, Barbara Breckenridge, is representing Western New York in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade on Monday. She will be joined by Unyts, one of almost 50 organizations across the nation supporting the 2017 Donate Life Rose Parade Float. Unyts is dedicated to increasing organ, eye and tissue donations. Continue reading

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