90% of Americans say they support donation, yet only 30% know the essential steps to become a donor.
We intend to be the driving force to change donor INTENT to donor CONSENT.
The nonprofit was founded by Tom Jasinski, a double transplant recipient, and born as a result of being told that his wait for a lifesaving kidney could have taken as long as ten years.
During nearly two years on dialysis, Tom researched everything he could about transplant. He was concerned that he might be one of the 22 people who die each day while waiting for organs that do not come. New York State was near the bottom in the number of registered donors per capita and that there are nearly 10,000 New York State residents waiting for life saving organs.
In 2014, the Texas/Oklahoma region increased its organ donor registration by 19% which led to a 10% increase in transplants. With your help we can increase the New York State registry and save lives!
If you’re not already a donor, please register today. If you are registered, please share your decision with family and friends. If you believe in organ donation, help educate others about the dire need.
New York State residents who registered prior to 2008 were registering their intent. Since then, the law has changed. Re-registering will ensure you are giving your consent to be an organ donor. Speaking with your family about your wishes is always recommended.
The need is real. People are dying. Organ donation saves lives.