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Sign on, Save Lives: Organ Donor Enrollment Day is October 6

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donor dayRight now, New York State has the lowest number of registered organ donors in the country. Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook University will be participating in an important initiative to increase organ donor registrations. On Tuesday, October 6, visit one of Stony Brook’s three enrollment sites — outside the Marketplace Cafe in Stony Brook University Hospital, at the Student Activities Center at Stony Brook University, or at the Center Court at the Smith Haven Mall — from 9 am to 5 pm. If SBU enrolls the most registrants, we will receive special recognition and an award from LongLiveNY.org.

People who registered to become organ donors prior to 2008 may have only indicated intent versus consent. To ensure your wishes are clear, please re-register on October 6.

Did you know?

  • More than 123,000 people are currently waiting for organ transplants, more than10,000 are in New York.
  • Every 18 hours, a New Yorker dies waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
  • New York ranks 50th out of 50 states in percentage of residents registered as organ donors.
  • New York ranks 3rd in the country in people waiting for organ donations.
  • Only 24 percent of New Yorkers are registered organ donors.
  • One organ donor can save up to eight lives.

Organ donors can both give life and improve lives for many, and all it takes is your signature. Learn more about the gift of life at stonybrookmedicine.edu/donorday.

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