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Raising Awareness of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

Different programs that promote the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation — and the need to register as a donor.

  • National Donate Life MonthNational Donate Life Month logo - generic

    Each year throughout April, National Donate Life Month promotes the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation.

  • National Donor SabbathDonate Life graphic

    National Donor Sabbath in November, two weekends before Thanksgiving, is a time for faith leaders of all denominations across the region to alert communities to the pressing need for organ and tissue donations to save lives.

  • Rose ParadeRose Parade

    Every New Year's Day, the Donate Life Rose Parade Float serves as a memorial to organ, eye and tissue donors. Introduced in 2004, it also provides a platform for donor families, living donors and transplant recipients to inspire the world.

  • Donate Life Transplant Games of AmericaLogo for the Donate Life Transplant Games of America

    This festival-style event brings together athletes, living donors, donor families, as well as members of the amazing medical community involved in transplantation to promote the life-changing impact that donation represents today.

  • National Minority Donor Awareness WeekAlonzo Mourning video

    Observed annually from August 1 through 7, National Minority Donor Awareness Week creates awareness of the need for more organ, eye, and tissue donors, especially among minorities.

  • Hispanic Heritage MonthHispanic Heritage Month logo

    Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in the United States from September 15 through October 15. As the nation celebrates Hispanic heritage, culture and accomplishments, Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (FLDRN) urges Hispanics to celebrate life by promoting organ donation during this special time of the year.

  • Volunteer with Finger Lakes Donor RecoveryLogo of Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network or FLDRN

    If you are interested in helping raise awareness of the importance of organ donation, please complete the form. It will only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you.

  • Speakers BureauDonate Life New York logo

    Our Speakers Bureau reaches out to all sectors of the community, informing and inspiring audiences to sign up as organ, eye and tissue donors.

  • bLifeNY Campaign Has Campus FocusBLIFENY LOGO

    Campaign seeks to bring about understanding and enthusiasm for organ donation through science, social media, community engagement, and creativity.


  • Pass Life On!

    Join the New York State organ donor registry.


  • Facts About Organ Donation

    • If you are sick or injured and admitted to a hospital, the FIRST PRIORITY for emergency physicians and nurses is to SAVE YOUR LIFE, regardless of whether or not you have registered to be an organ donor.
    • Everyone waiting for a transplant is treated fairly and with respect. Objective medical criteria determine how donated organs are allocated to patients on the transplant waiting list.
    • All major religions approve of organ donation.
    • Check out "10 Facts About Organ Donation"
  • Explore the Interactive Body

    interactive body graphic

    Explore the illustrated, interactive body to learn about the organs and tissues that can be transplanted.


    Launch Interactive

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