You can be someone's hero. As you read this, 109,000 people in the United States are waiting for a lifesaving organ, that's more people than all of the seats at the KeyBank Center, New Era Field, and Salen's Field combined. More than 10% of those waiting are our fellow New Yorkers.
Thousands more are waiting for life enhancing tissue and eye donations. There exists a tremendous need for New Yorkers to designate themselves as organ, eye, and tissue donors by enrolling in the New York State Donate Life Registry. By doing so, you are giving legal consent for the recovery of your organs, eyes, and tissues for the purposes of transplantation and research at the time of your death.
Join The Donate Life Registry
As Western New York's only federally designated organ, eye, and tissue procurement organization, ConnectLife saves and enhances lives through the support and compassion of donors who graciously choose to give the gift of life.
Did you know...
1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives
Those 8 organs include...the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, small intestine, and pancreas.
1 tissue donor can restore health and heal up to 75 lives
Those people could be military men and women who have been injured in war, patients with severe burns, athletes suffering from sports injuries, etc.
1 cornea donor can restore sight to 2 people
Two people will be given the gift of sight.
Have You Had The Talk?
Step 1: Make your loved ones aware of your healthcare decisions and wishes to be an organ donor. This is the most important step.
Step 2: Visit ConnectLife.org/Register or call 716-529-4300 to have an enrollment card mailed to you. You can also register at your local auto bureau.