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FLDRN Update Winter 2014

We offer highlights of 2013: Data that reveals more organ donors this year, but a continuing need for more; top 7 donation and transplant media stories; 2013 in pictures; a video showing explaining how organ donation and transplantation works; a 2014 Rose Parade review, and a news update about Gov. Cuomo’s support for a more efficient organ donor registry.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR – Part 1

26 Percent Organ Donor Increase in FLDRN Service Area in 2013

FLDRN Deceased Donors 2009-2013 (2)There were 48 deceased organ donors in 2013 in the region of upstate New York served by Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (FLDRN) service area, 10 more donors when compared with the previous year. This represented an increase of 26 percent.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR – Part 2

Top 7 Donation and Transplantation News Stories in 2013

Photo of Gates Orlando, heart recipient at last.A wide range of issues relating to Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (FLDRN), organ donation and transplantation received media attention in 2013 on TV, radio, in print media and online. What were the outstanding stories of 2013? Here’s our selection of the top 7.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR – Part 3

FLDRN Slideshow: 2013 in Pictures

Green Guy-1WEBWe begin our Photos of the Year slideshow for 2013 with the Rose Parade on January 1 in Pasadena, CA.

From there, join us on this visual journey through the events and programs that promoted organ, eye and tissue donation, and transplantation throughout the year.

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VIDEO: ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION

How Does It Work?

HRSA Video What is donation and transplantation cropped“It all starts when someone’s organ begins to fail and that person will need a transplant to survive.”

How does someone become an organ donor? How are organs matched between donor and recipient? Get these answers and more from this animated video.

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ROSE PARADE 2014

Donate Life Float Wins Theme Award; FLDRN Honors Organ Donor and Transplant Recipient

Donate Life Float at Rose Parade 2014 - float's theme was "Light Up the World"The award-winning Donate Life float once again served as a memorial to organ, eye and tissue donors.

Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network celebrated the life of organ donor Christine Springer, a former Ulysses Town Justice.

We also honored Rochester resident Richard Perez, who received his new liver 10 years ago.

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NEWS UPDATE

Governor Cuomo, in His State of the State Address, Says a More Efficient New York Donor Registry Is a Priority

Gov. Andrew CuomoIn his State of the State message on January 8, 2014, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo included organ donation as a top healthcare priority for the coming year.

Mr. Cuomo said New York State’s Department of Health will launch a public-private partnership with the organ donation community to better manage the Donate Life Registry.

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