The New York Alliance for Donation is dedicated to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation throughout the State. Our goal is to ensure that every person in New York waiting for a transplant receives one.
Popular TV Personality and Surgeon from “The Dr. Oz Show” Appears in Radio, TV PSAs throughout April
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched a public service campaign featuring well-known, two time Emmy Award-winning heart surgeon and popular television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show, as part of efforts to increase the number of people enrolled in the New York State Donate Life Registry. The PSAs are part of the DMV’s “Go the Extra Mile, Become an Organ Donor” campaign and will run statewide on both television and radio during National Donate Life month in April. The PSAs were entirely funded by donations and produced by Dr. Oz who donated his time and the time of his production company.
The New York Alliance for Donation is proud to announce an exciting partnership with James Lytle, Partner, Government and Healthcare Practice, of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP. Mr. Lytle will be assisting the Alliance with its public policy and government affairs endeavors which focus on improving the state of donation in New York.
"We are happy to have MTF as a sponsor of BRA Day USA because they understand the physical and emotional aspects of breast reconstruction, and the important role tissue donation can play in this process," said ASPS President Malcolm Z. Roth, MD. "With their support, the ASPS and The PSF will be able to reach many more of the women who are unaware of their breast reconstruction options after mastectomy."
Aisha M. Tator recently joined the New York Alliance for Donation as the Executive Director, where she is responsible for leading the organization in its mission to increase organ, eye and tissue donation throughout New York State and to ensure every person waiting for a transplant receives one.
In an effort to encourage more New Yorkers to become organ donors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed “Lauren’s Law.” The measure is named for Rockland County girl Lauren Shields, who received a heart transplant in 2009.
Did you know that New York is the only state in which you can register as an organ, eye and tissue donor on your voter registration form? To date, almost 50,000 people have signed up for the Registry this way!
Now through October 12, 2012 help us to Rock the Registry. Tell your friends and family to get out there and vote - and when they fill out their voter registration form, tell them to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor!