The New York Alliance for Donation is dedicated to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation throughout the State. Our goal is to ensure that every person in New York waiting for a transplant receives one.
Every year, more than 1,500 people receive kidneys, livers, and hearts that have been donated for transplantation. However, with more than 10,000 New Yorkers still on waiting lists, the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestine) can save up to eight lives, while tissue donors (corneas, bone, skin, heart valves, tendons, veins, etc.) can improve 12 or more lives by restoring eyesight, helping fight infections in burn patients and prevent the loss of mobility and disability.
By enrolling in the Donate Life Registry, you are giving legal consent for the recovery of your organs, tissues and eyes for the purposes of transplantation and research at the time of your death.
On Heels of ‘Lauren’s Law’, Latest Effort will Promote Even Greater Enrollment, Streamline Registration Process
ALBANY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today welcomed back organ donor champion Lauren Shields and advocacy groups to Albany in their latest effort to pass a sweeping overhaul of how the organ donation process is administered in New York State. In arguing for greater control over the Donate Life Registry for organ, eye, and tissue donation, advocates insist that legislators should support current legislation that would turn over its operation and promotion of the Donate Life Registry to a not-for-profit statewide organization that has experience working in organ donation. In doing so, this would continue a nationwide trend of other states that already have made the appropriate transition in contracting out these services.
On April 16, 2013, over 60 people participated in the annual Legislative Education Day to highlight organ, eye and tissue donation in New York State. The event was sponsored by the New York Alliance for Donation (NYAD), whose mission is to increase organ, eye and tissue donation throughout New York State. The group included representatives of the State's procurement organizations, other non-profit groups interested in donation and transplantation issues, volunteers, transplant recipients, living donors, and donor families.
Popular TV Personality and Surgeon from “The Dr. Oz Show” Appears in Radio, TV PSAs throughout April
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched a public service campaign featuring well-known, two time Emmy Award-winning heart surgeon and popular television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show, as part of efforts to increase the number of people enrolled in the New York State Donate Life Registry. The PSAs are part of the DMV’s “Go the Extra Mile, Become an Organ Donor” campaign and will run statewide on both television and radio during National Donate Life month in April. The PSAs were entirely funded by donations and produced by Dr. Oz who donated his time and the time of his production company.
The New York Alliance for Donation is proud to announce an exciting partnership with James Lytle, Partner, Government and Healthcare Practice, of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP. Mr. Lytle will be assisting the Alliance with its public policy and government affairs endeavors which focus on improving the state of donation in New York.
"We are happy to have MTF as a sponsor of BRA Day USA because they understand the physical and emotional aspects of breast reconstruction, and the important role tissue donation can play in this process," said ASPS President Malcolm Z. Roth, MD. "With their support, the ASPS and The PSF will be able to reach many more of the women who are unaware of their breast reconstruction options after mastectomy."