PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS

Organ Donation

In New York State, approximately 8,000 people are waiting for livers, hearts, kidneys, lungs and various combinations of two or more organs to become available for transplant. Increasing awareness of the need for organ donors is a high priority issue of the Medical Society of the State of New York. The following is designed to provide physicians and patients with information about organ donation, how to approach families and alleviate misconceptions that prevent individuals from making informed decisions about donation, and resources available to assist in this effort.

NY Statewide Computer Registry of Potential Organ/Tissue Donors
Physicians Urged to Sign On, Inform Their Families and Encourage Patients

TRIO
Transplantation and organ donation information and resources for transplant candidates, recipients,donors, and their families.

United Network for Organ Sharing
(UNOS), the organization that currently manages the organ allocation system for the U.S. government, offers national database information on this website. Individuals can conduct a search by organ type, geographic region and individual hospital and can access data and statistics on the nation’s transplant program.

Transweb
Provides information about donation and transplantation to the general public in order to improve organ and tissue procurement efforts worldwide; offers transplant patients and families world wide with information specifically dealing with transplant-related issues and concerns and features an index of sources for transplant-related information available through the internet and otherwise.

National Foundation for Transplants
Organ and bone marrow transplant patients nationwide turn to National Foundation for Transplants when they need help in
raising funds for transplant costs not covered by insurance. National Foundation for Transplants provides fundraising assistance and a lifetime commitment of advocacy on behalf of the patient.

Upstate New York Transplant Services, Inc., New York:
An independent, nonprofit organization designated by the federal government to accept anatomical gifts for transplantation and /or medical research.

Eye Bank Association of America
Not-for-profit organization of eye banks dedicated to the restoration of sight through the promotion and advancement of eye banking.

Hospitals



Organ Procurement Organizations

ALBANY

Center for Donation and Transplant   
218 Great Oaks Boulevard
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 262-5606
800-256-7811
E-mail: bdavis@cdtny.org 
website: www.cdtny.org/

NEW YORK CITY/METRO NY

New York Organ Donor Network
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1244
New York, NY 10115
(212) 870-2240
800-443-8469

BUFFALO

Upstate NY Transplant Services
110 Broadway Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 853-6667
800-227-4771
E-mail: info@unyts.org
www.unyts.org

ROCHESTER/SYRACUSE
Finger Lakes Donor
Recovery Network
30 Corporate Woods, Suite 220
Rochester, NY 14623
(716) 272-4930
800-810-5494

 

Tissue Banks

NEW YORK CITY/METRO NY     

New York Organ Donor Network

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1244
New York, NY 10115
(212) 870-2240
800-443-8469

ROCHESTER

Rochester Eye and Human Parts Bank
524 White Spruce Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14623
(716) 272-7890
800-568-4321

New York Tissue Services
1 Edgewater Plaza, Suite 704
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 273-5913
888-Tissue5
E-mail: JENYTS@mindspring.com
SYRACUSE

American Red Cross Tissue Services
Greater Northeast Area
636 South Warren Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 425-1666
800-836-6677

NY Firefighters Skin Bank
New York Hospital Burn Center 
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-7546
 

 


 

Eye Banks

 

ALBANY

Lions Eye Bank at Albany
Lions Eye Institute
35 Hackett Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 262-2500
888-Lions Eye
E-mail: mas@global2000.net 

BUFFALO

Upstate New York Transplant Services
165 Genesee Street, Suite 102
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 853-6667
800-227-4771
E-mail: info@unyts.org
www.unyts.org

NEW YORK CITY/METRO NY

Eye Bank for Sight Restoration
120 Wall Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10005
212-742-9000
E-mail: info@ebsr.org
www.eyedonation.org

ROCHESTER

Rochester Eye and Human Parts Bank,
524 White Spruce Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14623
(716) 272-7890
800-568-4321
E-mail: info@rehpb.org
www.rehpb.org

Lions Eye Bank for Long Island
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 465-8430

New York Organ Donor Network

475 Riverside Dr. Suite 1244

New York, NY 10115 -1244

SYRACUSE

Central New York Eye Bank
and Research Corp.
475 Irving Avenue, Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 476-0199
800-393-7487
E-mail: ebmike@dreamscape.com
www.cnyeyebank.com

Center for Donation and Transplant

218 Great Oaks Blvd.
Albany, NY 12203

University of Rochester OPO

Corporate Woods of Brighton
Bldg.120, Suite 180
Rochester, NY  14623

 


 

h_logo.gif (2175 bytes)
  CLICK HERE   

CLICK HERE