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Governor Cuomo Announces DMV Public Service Campaign Featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz to Increase Organ Donation

April 3, 2013

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 Alliance partners with James Lytle of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP

March 18, 2013

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.

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Unite to Increase Breast Reconstruction Awareness, Education and Access

October 17, 2012
To combat research showing 7 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer are not informed of their breast reconstruction options, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons(ASPS) andThe Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced their partnership with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) in support of the first national Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA, October 17, 2012. As the nation's leading tissue bank, MTF has aligned with BRA Day USA to help raise awareness among women everywhere about their breast reconstruction options and to demonstrate their dedication to serving breast cancer patients and the surgeons who treat them.

"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."

Campaign 4 Life registered 1087 donors in March

April 18, 2012

Congratulations to all of the teams and team leaders who helped make the March Campaign 4 Life a big success.  The Westchester and Manhatten Transplant Support Organization was the top team in the Campaign, signing 243 donors.  The second place went to Team B.M.W., headed by Carrie Carney of Cooperstown. Carrie signed 236 donors in Cooperstown and neighboring communities.  Aisha O'Mally of Rochester comes in third, with 90 donors.

The Alliance Welcomes New Administrative Coordinator

March 9, 2012

The New York Alliance for Donation would like to welcome April Griffeth to our team!  April accepted the position of Administrative Coordinator, and began her employment with the Alliance on March 1, 2012.  All general inquiries and requests should be directed to April.  She can be reached at 518-326-3237 ext. 13 or via email at  

Campaign4Life Website Goes Live

February 3, 2012

The campaign4life web site launched on February 3, 2012.  This HRSA funded campaign will support 20 teams this spring, beginning on March 1 and ending on March 31.  The time sensitive, competitive aspect to this campaign is intended to help potential donors decide and then take action.  Our hope is to increase the New York State Donate Life Registry numbers by an increase of 10,000 by 2014.  Check out the site at  If you have not already done so, become an organ, eye and tissue donor and help save lives! 

A DMV-Based Intervention to Increase Organ Donation in NYS

November 16, 2011

In September 2011, the Alliance was awarded a two-year HRSA funded grant entitled "A DMV-Based Intervention to Increase Organ Donation in NYS" to work in DMV offices educating customers and Motor Vehicles Representatives (MVRs) about organ, eye and tissue donation.  This will be accomplished through the use of Point of Decision (POD) materials including posters and enrollment cards with printed information on donation.