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Saving Lives Through Organ Donation

Posted by Joanne Durfee, Health Link Producer on

Saving Lives Through Organ Donation Right now, more than 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a life-saving organ. Every ten minutes, another name is added to the list and, sadly, 18 people a day die before an organ becomes available. Experts say organs from one donor can save or help as many as 50 people. We examine giving the gift of life and who benefits from this invaluable act of kindness.


David Conti, M.D.
Nationally-recognized transplant surgeon and director of Albany Medical Center's Transplant Program.

Wayne Shelton, Ph.D.
Associate professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College.

Jeff Orlowski, M.S., C.P.T.C.
CEO of the Center for Donation and Transplant (CDT) in Albany, NY.

The National Kidney Foundation of Northeast New York, Inc.
99 Troy Rd., Ste. 200
East Greenbush, NY 12061-1027
Phone: (518) 458-9697
Toll Free: (800) 999-9697

New York State Donate Life Registry
Learn more about enrolling in the New York State program for organ and tissue donation.

Related Resources

• The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers Organ, which presents information on how to be an organ donor and how donors are matched to transplant recipients.

MedLine Plus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, presents trusted information on organ donation.

Organ Donation includes a state-by-state listing of how to become an organ donor, as well as answers to frequently-asked questions.

Donate Life America offers resources on how you can better understand organ donation and how you can help others by becoming an organ donor.

• The Mayo Clinic presents information that debunks common organ donation myths.

• The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of everyone with, at risk of or affected by kidney disease, which includes promoting organ donation.

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