May 21, 2024

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Raising awareness of organ donation in the Finger Lakes NY

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CANANDAIGUA, NY — UR Medicine Thompson Health and the nonprofit organization Donate Life New York State are teaming up to raise awareness of the lifesaving impact made by organ, eye and tissue donors. 

The goal is to encourage members of the community to consider enrolling in the New York State Donate Life Registry. 

How will awareness of organ donation be raised?

On Wednesday, April 10, Thompson staff members will raise a Donate Life flag on the flag pole just outside the Constellation Center for Health and Healing at F.F. Thompson Hospital. The flag will fly through April 30.

The Department of Motor Vehicles in Canandaigua also is raising a flag from April 10 to the end of the month. 

A Donate Life flag will be raised April 10 on the flag pole just outside the Constellation Center for Health and Healing at F.F. Thompson Hospital to raise awareness of organ donation.

NY organ donation statistics

While more than 3,000 lifesaving organ transplants were performed in the state last year, nearly 8,500 New Yorkers remain on the national organ transplant waiting list.

In 2021, 465 patients awaiting an organ transplant in New York state died because the organ needed to save their lives was not donated in time.  

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