NYS Initiative for Organ Donation

Kudos to NYS and Governor Andrew Cuomo !

Earlier this year Governor Cuomo and the state legislature signaled a stronger commitment to improving organ donor enrollment and organ donation in New York State when the Governor signed a Proclamation detailing NYS’ Organ Donation Policy.

NYS as well as many other states has recognized the need for more organ donations and the lives organ donation can save. Magazine U.S News & World Report cited in an April 2017 article by Leo Trevino that “On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for an organ transplant.” Everyone is encouraged to register with their state’s Organ Donation Registry to help save lives — no one is denied crucial medical care in the event of accident or illness even if they have decided to donate an organ, skin tissue or eyes — donors can save multiple lives.

To register to become a donor, visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service organ donor website.

About Kidney Transplants
Unlike most of the other lifesaving donations you can register for, Kidney donors can be LIVING donors — we are born with TWO kidneys but really only need ONE. You can save a life and still enjoy your own life, family, and health.

   Del Du-Bois has End Stage Kidney Disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type O. You can make a difference. Please help spread the word to your family members, friends, co-workers, or any groups you are affiliated with. The more people we reach the greater the probability we can find a suitable kidney match for Del.

He is working with Renewal, a remarkable non-profit organization.

To learn how you can save a life or for more information about kidney donation, please call 718 431-9831 EXT. 209 or email R9196@renewal.org. Renewal’s website is www.life-renewal.org.

All inquiries to Renewal are strictly confidential and are without any obligation. They can also put you in touch with others who have donated a kidney and are willing to share their experience. All medical costs for evaluation and surgery are covered by the recipient’s insurance. Ancillary costs such as travel expenses and lodging, may be covered by Renewal.

Del’s family appreciates your help.