Nearly 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and intestines) can save up to eight lives. A tissue donor can improve 75 or more lives by restoring eyesight, helping fight infections in burn patients and preventing the loss of mobility and disability. Youth 16 years and older may now become organ donors.
The mission of the New York Alliance for Donation is to increase organ, eye, and tissue donation in NYS through advocacy, education, promotion, and research. Resources include Donation facts, professional and public education. REsources include a Curriculum Toolkit on Organ and Tissue Donation for NYS High School which includes PPT, infographic, service area map and general overview and strategies for incorporating organ donation into the health curriculum.
Page updated 10/9/19