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Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network > Raising Awareness of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation > National Donate Life Month > Thanks to You, 2015 Donate Life Month’s Successful Programs and Events Boost NYS Donor Registry Enrollments

Thanks to You, 2015 Donate Life Month’s Successful Programs and Events Boost NYS Donor Registry Enrollments

Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network thanks all who participated in our 2015 National Donate Life Month events in April!

From donor registry drives and sporting events, to our “Show, Share, Win!” photo contest celebrating National Blue & Green Day, our volunteers, friends and hospital partners went above and beyond to help us raise awareness for organ donation and register a considerable number of New Yorkers in the state’s Donate Life Registry.

Here are some of the highlights.


Donate Life Blue and Green Day

“Show, Share, Win!”…and They’re Winners

Kudos to all who entered our “Show, Share, Win!” contest to celebrate National Donate Life Blue & Green Day.

Pictured here are the winners of the “Best Dressed in Blue & Green” category from Upstate University Hospital Pharmacy!

See all the photos and winners by visiting our Facebook Page.


Haircuts and Heroes

 Trendsetting Haircuts for Donor Registry Heroes

The Shop, a trendy barbershop located in Syracuse, held a donor registry drive called “Haircuts & Heroes” – offering discounts to registered organ donors all through the month of April.

Special thanks to Donna Ferris at St. Joseph’s Hospital, for helping to coordinate this “heroic” event!

(Photo of Ryan Sainsbury, courtesy of Bill Sainsbury, FLDRN’s Manager of Hospital Development and Family Services.)




Amerks donor registry tableAmerks clapperscropped SQUARE



On a Special Night, Rochester Amerks  Celebrate Life-Giving Organ Donation




We celebrated Donate Life Night with the Rochester Amerks on April 10. And we couldn’t have done it without the help of our many wonderful volunteers, including those from Strong Memorial Hospital, Harbor House and the Ad Council of Rochester.

Special thanks go to:

Amerks Holly Campbell

(Photos courtesy of the Rochester Americans)


Michelle Coville

A Syracuse Donate Life Month Celebration
Inspires and Delights

Upstate University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital celebrated Donate Life Month together on April 15 with a variety of events including “A Taste of CNY” that offered delicious baked goods and a silent auction. The annual event raises awareness and funds for other organ donation activities throughout the year.

Kathy Baker (pictured above) after speaking at the press conference kicking off the day’s activities, is holding a remembrance of her daughter, Michelle Coville, who passed life on through the gift of organ donation in May 2014.

“Her precious heart is still beating,” Kathy said. “She is still inspiring people.”

(Photo courtesy of Upstate University Hospital)


Cheryl Dinolfo, Monroel County Clerk, celebrates Donate Life Month

Monroe’s County Clerk Heads Up “Blue and Green Day” Activities at the Greece, NY DMV

Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo (in the photo above, 4th from right) celebrated Donate Life Month and National Blue and Green Day on April 17 with Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network at the Department of Motor Vehicles branch in Greece, NY.

“Our DMV offices see an average of 500,000 visitors each year, and we are proud to help make them aware of the life-saving decision they can make by joining the registry,” said Dinolfo.

Several transplant recipients and donor family members joined Dinolfo at the podium, including two recipients who just happened to be visiting the DMV that morning! Also participating in the event were the Rochester Eye and Tissue Bank, the Kidney Foundation of Rochester and the Ad Council of Rochester.


Destiny USA MallA Donor Registry Drive at Destiny USA Mall

That’s our Donate Life tent at the Destiny USA Mall in Syracuse on April 25! Thanks to Kate Mitchell (Upstate University Hospital), Barbara Spicer (St. Joseph’s Hospital) and Donna Dunn (donor mom) for volunteering to coordinate this donor registry drive!




Enthusiastic SupportBusinesses along Syracuse University Hill
From Syracuse

We had tons of fun partnering with Central New York Eye and Tissue Bank, and staff from Upstate University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital, hanging posters and flags to celebrate ‪‎Donate Life Month‬.

Businesses all up and down Marshall Street on the Syracuse University Hill and the city’s north side generously displayed our Pass Life On posters.‬‬‬‬Marshall Street on the Syracuse University hill





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