TSO is working to promote organ donation awareness and implenting the TSO mission to help transplant recipients and those waitng for transplants to receive the services they deserve.
  • TSO participates in the Coalition to Promote Living Kidney Donation

  • TSO works with the New York Alliance for Organ Donation to promote legislation and initiatives which would improve accessibility to organ transplants. These initiatives have included extending and improving Lauren’s Law. This will ensure that organ donation is addressed at the time of a motor vehicle license renewal by all license applicants. We also advocate for adequate funding for the Alliance for organ donation awareness by promoting activities and education in NYS. In addition, we support extending the bill to lower the registration age in NYS to 16 with parental consent. This is consistent with most states in the USA.

  • TSO works with a National Partnership to protect the CMS Preferred Drug status for all immuno suppressant medications.

  • TSO works with Live On NY (formerly the New York Organ Donor Network) to promote organ donation, train and certify volunteers who work at numerous volunteer opportunities including tabling events, community events, and speaking events throughtout our service area. We participate in Live On’s annual legislative day in Albany to lend our support to organ donation legislative issues.

  • TSO supports and reaches out to all of the Transplant Centers serving our communities: these include Westchester Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian, Mt. Sinai, SUNY Downstate, SUNY-Stony Brook, North Shore, NYU, NY Pres-Weill-Cornell, Montefiore, St. Lukes Roosevelt, and Yale-New Haven.

  • In cooperation with Live On NY, TSO trains and certifies volunteers. Volunteers go out into the community to register organ donors in a variety of venues including hospitals, community fairs and festivals, churches, and schools. Through Live On NY, supplies are provided for events. We are always seeking volunteers so please contact us at email4tso@gmail.com if you are interested.

  • A mentoring program is available where volunteers are able to interact with transplant patients and their family members/friends to offer support and information.

  • TSO is active in social media, look for our facebook page and our twitter page. Your feedback and comments are welcome on these pages. We also take advantage of radio, local television, and news organizations to get the word out about TSO and to promote organ donation awareness.

*see links website page for information on all of these organizations and connect with them for details.

We encourage you to learn more about organ and tissue donation and to consider becoming a donor by enrolling in the New York State Organ and Tissue Registry and letting your family know of your decision.

On behalf of TSO and all those touched by our work, we thank you for your interest.


The Board of Directors

Ira Copperman
Gerard Marinaccio 
Bill Becker
Vice President
Janet Ocasio
Ex Officio
Bill Seery
Leonard Andrew
Glenda Daggert
Nancy Block
Helen Bellhouse
Suzane Sadofsky
Ted Lawson
Rob Billman
Donna Banks
Ron Cohen
Carolyn Robinson
Madeline Marinaccio
Member at Large/Newsletter Editor
Karen Farkas, R.N.
Director Emeritus
David C. Wolf MD
Medical Advisor
Khalid M.H. Butt MD
Medical Advisor Emeritus
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