Donate Life

Organ and Tissue Donation

Transplantation saves lives, and you can help! Discuss your decision with your family and register with the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network at www.donorrecovery.orgExternal Icon or at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Each day about 77 people receive an organ transplant, but another 18 people on the waiting list die because not enough organs are available. Currently, more than 9,000 people in New York State are waiting for a life-saving transplant.

Talk to your family members about organ and tissue donation so they know your wishes. Even if you've signed something, your family may be asked to give consent before donation can occur.

Learn more about organ and tissue donation at Upstate.