Organ Donation

Turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one! 
Register to become an Organ Donor now.

Making a difference in the world could be as simple as signing your name. Because that’s all it takes to become a registered organ donor in New York. Right now New York State ranks last among all the states for registered organ donors. That’s a number that has to change. And we can change it together!

Join us now in promising the gift of life. Download and print the form here, and enroll today.

The Donation Situation

  • More than 100,000 people are currently waiting for organ transplants, nearly 10,000 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.
  • Only 31 percent of New Yorkers are registered organ donors.
  • One organ donor can save up to eight lives.
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It’s never too late to say yes to the gift of life.

Make the commitment to giving the greatest gift of all. Sign up to become an organ donor now.

Once you complete the Organ Donor Enrollment Form, scan it and email it to dawn.francisquini@stonybrookmedicine.edu, mail it to: Stony Brook Medicine, Department of Transplantation, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8192, or bring it to Stony Brook University Hospital, Patient Education Office, Lobby Room 505 - just past the Chapel upon entering the hospital, and drop it in the drop box. 

An Event That Changes Lives 
Stony Brook Participates in Organ Donor Enrollment Day every October

Hundreds of generous people signed up to make a difference in the lives of others by committing to organ donation. Enrollment takes place at Stony Brook University Hospital and at Stony Brook University.  In total there were about 550 new organ registrations each year for the past 3 years, which has the potential to save more than 5000 lives. 

In attendance at the hospital’s kick-off event were Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Valerie Cartright, New York State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci, Stony Brook’s Kidney Transplantation team, and representatives from LiveOnNY. Transplant patients and donor families also came to share their stories of gratitude and giving.

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For more information, check out Organ Donation: 6 Myths that Might Change Your Mind about Giving the Gift of Life