Organ & Body Donation

Numerous people receive an organ transplant every day, but there are many others on the waiting list who die because not enough organs are available. Last year, in New York State alone, hundreds if not thousands of people died waiting for an organ donation, and thousands of people are currently awaiting organ and tissue transplants. For these reasons, more and more people are considering the possibility of donating organs—or even their entire bodies—after death.

With advances in medical science, it’s now possible, to donate organs, tissue (including skin, bone, corneas, heart valves, blood vessels and tendons), bone marrow, or your entire body for purposes of transplant, education or medical research.

Some considerations:

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