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!
Congratulations to all of the teams and team leaders who helped make the March Campaign 4 Life a big success. The Westchester and Manhatten Transplant Support Organization was the top team in the Campaign, signing 243 donors. The second place went to Team B.M.W., headed by Carrie Carney of Cooperstown. Carrie signed 236 donors in Cooperstown and neighboring communities. Aisha O'Mally of Rochester comes in third, with 90 donors.
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and State Health Department on Tuesday announced that New Yorkers can now easily enroll in the State’s Organ and Tissue Donor Registry online through MyDMV.