On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, we will host our annual Legislative Education Day to highlight organ, eye and tissue donation in New York State. Our 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.
NYAD volunteers will personally visit New York's legislators 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 the legislators which highlighted the fact that over 10,000 New Yorkers are on the waiting list for an organ and that only 22% of adults over age eighteen 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.
If interested in participating in the day's events, contact Melanie Evans, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.