As the statewide voice for the organ, eye and tissue donation community, Donate Life NYS’ goal is to ensure a transplant for every New Yorker in need. To do that, we rely on the support of our members to amplify our outreach efforts across the state. We are proud of the incredible progress we’ve made through collaborative advocacy, and we extend our thanks to our dedicated members listed below, who demonstrate their commitment to helping save and heal lives by addressing one of New York’s most critical healthcare crises — the shortage of donors for transplant.
Center for Donation & Transplant is the federally designated organ procurement organization, serving upstate New York and western Vermont, and empowering the community to restore the health of those needing an organ or tissue transplant through excellence of service, education and advocacy of organ and tissue donation.
As Western New York’s only community blood center and federally designated organ, eye, and tissue procurement agency, ConnectLife saves and enhances lives through the support and compassion of donors who graciously choose to give the gift of life.
The Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration is the world’s first eye bank. Established in New York City in 1944, it is a private, not-for-profit organization devoted to restoring sight through eye donations and cornea transplants, as well as providing ocular tissue for research into treatment and cures for other eye diseases.
Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (FLDRN) is the federally designated organ procurement organization serving New York State’s Finger Lakes, Central and Upstate regions, working closely with the region’s hospitals to ensure that the organ donor decisions of area residents, in consultation with their families, are carried out at the time of death.
MTF Biologics is a global nonprofit organization that saves and heals lives through advancing tissue and organ donation, transplantation, and research. From orthopedics, to wound care, to plastic and reconstructive surgery, we are innovators of scientific progress and patient advocacy.
Organ Recovery Systems extends lives by creating a faster, safer, and easier technologies to transport kidneys and livers. We’re dedicated to creating better outcomes for organ transplant recipients.
Sight Society of Northeastern New York consists of two Lions Eye Banks located in Albany and Rochester that recover, process and distribute corneal tissue for sight-restoring surgeries. The eye banks are dedicated to providing ocular tissue for transplantation, medical education and research.