In New York, there are nearly 10,000 people on the organ transplant waiting list, and one New Yorker dies each day because they did not receive an organ in time. While many New Yorkers have signed up to become organ donors, others are unsure about the process or have concerns about what it might mean.
EOLCNY believes organ donation is an important part of conversations about your end of life wishes. However, there are many myths and misconceptions, so we have partnered with LiveOnNY to provide factual information and offer an opportunity to get your questions answers.
In honor of National Donate Life Month, we invite you to join us for a conversation about organ donation. Come learn about:
- What organ donation is
- What it means to become an organ donor
- How to become an organ donor
- Organ donation from different religious perspectives
- The organ donation process and what protections are in place
- Common myths about organ donation
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A. When registering, there is a space to enter your questions in advance, and there will also be an opportunity to submit questions during the talk.
Closed captioning will be provided.
Note: the information you provide during registration will only be used to share information about this event with you. Registering for the event does not register you to become an organ donor.
End of Life Choices New York is a nonprofit organization that seeks to expand end of life options, improve end of life care, and promote healthcare equity at the end of life, so New Yorkers can have good quality of life at the end of life, and receive care in alignment with their wishes and values.
LiveOnNY is a nonprofit organization committed to helping New York live on through organ and tissue donation and to caring for the families touched by donation. We serve as the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for the greater New York City area.