Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (FLDRN) is pleased to join hospitals and transplant centers in the Finger Lakes, Central and Northern New York regions as they celebrate Donate Life Month in April. Together they are honoring and celebrating the hundreds of thousands of donors and recipients whose lives have been touched by organ and tissue donation across the country.
Locally, more than 900 patients are waiting for a kidney, heart, liver or pancreas transplant. Hundreds of others in our area will be helped this year by tissue transplants such as cornea, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves.
“We salute the donors who have given the Gift of Life to help others in desperate need and to their families who supported their wish to be a donor or made the decision on their behalf,” said Rob Kochik, executive director of Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network. “April is a time to remember the selfless gifts and their impact, and to raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation. We encourage everyone to make this very personal commitment to become a donor and to tell their family of their wishes”