About Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network
We serve as the critical link between patients awaiting life-saving and life-changing organ and tissue transplants and donors who give the gift of life through organ donation.
Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (FLDRN) is a not-for-profit, organ donor program that coordinates organ and tissue donations in New York State’s Finger Lakes, Central and Upstate regions. We work closely with the region’s hospitals to ensure that the organ donor decisions of area residents, in consultation with their families, are carried out at the time of death. Explore below to learn more about our services and history. Visit the sitemap for a full index of site content
- We envision universal acceptance of organ and tissue donation as a fundamental societal value.
- With this universal acceptance, all organs and tissues suitable for donation will be transplanted, and the urgent demand for organs and tissues will be met.
- The Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network is dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for people in need of life-saving and life-improving transplants.
- We are committed to increasing awareness and fostering understanding of organ and tissue donation among health care professionals and the general public.
- We will provide individuals and their families with the knowledge required to make informed decisions about donation.
Victoria Adler, RN, BSN, CPTC, CEBT, Executive Director/Tissue Bank Director, Lions Eye Bank at Albany
Jarrod A. Atkinson, MS, RN, NE-BC, CCRN-K, Director, 2400 and ICU, Rochester Regional Health – Unity Hospital
Juliann Axton, Transplant Administrator, Upstate University Hospital
Dorgam Badran-Zayed, MD, Chair, Organ Donor Council, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Leway Chen, MD, Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Program, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
Julius Cheng, MD, Associate Professor, Burn Trauma and Emergency Surgery, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
Reverend Joseph Colon, Chaplain, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
Myra Coppage, PhD, Director, Tissue Typing Lab, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
Reut Hod Dvoria, PhD, Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory, Upstate University Hospital
Donna Ferris, RN, Unit Manager, Medical ICU, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
Laura Hamilton, MD, Family Practice Physician
Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, MD, Professor of Surgery; Chief, Division of Transplantation, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
Charlene Hubbell, Supervisor, Tissue Typing Lab, Upstate University Hospital
Randeep Singh Kashyap, MD, Associate Professor, URMC Solid Organ Transplant, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
Karen Kline, Donor Family Member
Mark Laftavi, MD, Professor of Surgery; Interim Chief of Transplant Services, Upstate University Hospital
David Landsberg, MD, FLDRN Medical Director; Professor and Chief of Medicine, Crouse Hospital
Margaret Lane, PhD, Assistant Professor, SUNY Brockport
Julius Gene Latorre, MD, Director, Neurocritical Care Services, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Upstate University Hospital
Linda Maiellano, Donor Family Member
Linda McAleer, Nursing Director for Pediatric Services, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
Diane McMullen, PhD, LCSW, Counseling Services, Donor Family Member
Helen McMurray, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology & Lab Medicine, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
Elizabeth McNamara, Senior Regional Director, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
Nancy Metzler, Transplant Administrator, Solid Organ Transplant Program, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
Matthew J. Miller, Manager, Miller Funeral Home
MaryLu Moriarty, Human Resource Liaison, Instructor of Business, Jefferson Community College
Janine Morris, RN, BSN, MPH, Transplant Administrator, Transplant Services, Upstate University Hospital
Kathy Parrinello, PhD, RN, Chief Operating Officer, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
Paritosh Prasad, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
Debra E. Roberts, MD, Medical Professor of the Neuromedicine ICU, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
Beverly Shank, Organ Recipient
Kimberly Smith, RN, Nurse Manager Critical Care/Cardiopulmonary, Samaritan Medical Center
Catherine Stephens, MSN, RN, CRNR, Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network Advisory Board Chair, Assistant Director of Nursing for Inpatient Services, Upstate University Hospital
James Szalados, MD, Neurointensivist and Director of Neurocritical Care, Rochester Regional Health System
Jeremy Taylor, MD, Nephrologist, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital
E. Kate Valcin, MSN, RN, Associate Director for Adult Critical Care Nursing, URMC/Strong Memorial Hospital