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2013 Legislative Education Day

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On April 16, 2013, Alliance members and volunteers will come together in Albany, NY to participate in our annual Legislative Education Day to highlight organ, eye and tissue donation in New York State. 

The group will include representatives of the State's procurement organizations, other non-profit groups interested in donation and transplantation issues, volunteers, transplant recipients, living donors, and donor families. Volunteers will personally visit  New York's legislators or their staff to educate them about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and share their experiences with donation. Packets of information about donation and transplantation will be distributed to all legislators which highlighted the fact that nearly 10,000 New Yorkers are on the waiting list for an organ and that only 3 million New Yorkers (out of a population of 19.3 million) are enrolled in the New York State Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. The packets will also include information on the benefits of transplantation and facts about donation.

For more information or if you are interested in volunteering please contact Melanie Evans at mevans@alliancefordonation.org.