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Information for Transplant Patients

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Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network is the vital link between patients awaiting transplantation and organ donors in upstate New York. Learn more about how we work to help give the gift of life.

More than 700 people await vital organ transplants in our region, which include two major centers for transplantation: Strong Memorial Hospital and SUNY Upstate Medical Center.

Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (FLDRN), a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization, coordinates transplant patients and potential donors in the region. We are part of a nationally coordinated organ sharing program.

Here is more detailed information about how the donor program and transplant system operate.

  • Regional Transplant HospitalsStrong Memorial-hospital

    Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network primarily serves patients at two regional transplant centers: Strong Memorial Hospital and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

  • The Organ Donor Programhearts on a panel like a quilt

    Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network is one of 58 nonprofit, federally-designated donor programs that coordinates organ donations in the U.S.

  • Writing to Your Donor FamilyImage for Writing to Your Donor Family

    Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network assists with facilitating written correspondence between recipients and donor families. Correspondence is completely anonymous and identities are kept confidential.

  • 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

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


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