Partnering for Life: Sharing Life-saving information about organ donation
HELPING OTHERS THROUGH ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION
The Trustees of Densmore Church have partnered with Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network to get the word out in regards to organ donation.
Today in the United States, there are more than 113,000 men, women and children on an organ transplant waiting list. Nearly 9,000 are waiting in New York State, with almost 600 from our region alone. Someone is added to the national waiting list every ten minutes and, sadly, 20 people die each day before an organ becomes available. Thousands more are in need of cornea transplants to restore vision or donated tissue to heal wounds, reduce pain and/or improve mobility.
One donor can help save the lives of up to 8 people through organ donation, provide sight to two people through cornea donation, and improve the lives of nearly 75 more through tissue donation.
Why is it important to decide and talk about organ donation?
Organ, eye and tissue donation is an end-of-life option that everyone should decide upon. Making your decision now about donation means your family won’t be burdened with having to make it for you later. It only takes a few minutes to enroll online in the New York State Donate Life Registry. Regardless of whether you chose to register as a donor or not, telling your family what your wishes are will give them peace of mind.
Anyone age 16 or older can enroll in the NYS Donate Life Registry at
Content credit to: Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network