LiveOnNY held its second-annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day on Tuesday, October 6 at Sunset Park’s NYU Lutheran Medical Center.
The nonprofit organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant in the greater New York metropolitan area held the daylong event exactly a year after its first enrollment day at the hospital to help increase awareness of life-saving organ donors and register donors. According to statistics, only 27 percent of New Yorkers are registered as organ donors.
Organ recipient Ani Sanyal was in attendance to discuss his kidney disease and how an organ donation by his father saved his life.
“I was diagnosed with renal insufficiency at birth,” said Sanyal, who is an artist. “It was a very gradual thing. At first, I was able to manage my condition. I lived a normal life with it up through my adolescent and college years.” Continue reading
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