April is “National Donate Life Month”

March 23, 2016

National Donate Life Month updated 2

Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. But despite continuing advances in medicine and technology, the need for organs and tissue such as bone marrow is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation. Currently, nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting transplants in the United States. In New York alone, nearly 10,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ or tissue transplant.

Transplantation gives hope to thousands of people with organ failure and provides many others with active and renewed lives. Getting tested for bone marrow compatibility is as easy as getting your cheek swabbed. In 2015, nearly 250,000 people in the New York metropolitan area registered to be organ or tissue donors. To learn more about how you can make a difference, click on one of the links below.