Our 25th ‘Remember & Rejoice’ ecumenical service is coming up at the magnificent St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue in New York City on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:30 PM. The program includes donors and recipient speakers, spiritual leaders, music and a dedication to our donors and their families during a candle lighting and white rose distribution ceremony.
This is truly an event to participate in as it is the largest gathering of organ donors and recipients in the country, with more than 1,500 attendees annually. We are excited to join with each other at St. Patrick’s Cathedral again this year, the service was last held virtually in April (Donate Life Month) 2021 due to the pandemic. You can view last year’s program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2dzMTtNdOI
Monthly support meetings are held, generally on the third Tuesday of the month (but check the website for up-to-date info), with expert speakers on various educational topics of interest to members and conversations with each other about what is happening in our lives and the world. Meetings are currently virtual. Last year members learned about ‘Innovations in Transplantation’ from a transplant surgeon, celebrated the gift life with a donor remembrance meeting, discussed individual experiences and feelings about COVID and antibodies, heard from a transplant pharmacist who understood the unique needs of recipients and spoke with a nutritionist about healthy eating choices.
The board keeps our members informed of the issues and challenges in legislation, organ shortage and ideas to improve the sobering numbers of people still waiting for a lifesaving transplant. We work to influence policy and legislation change, side-by-side along with the OPO, LiveOnNY, surgeons and coordinators at our area transplant centers, and other transplant organizations and advocacy groups that serve our community.
Chapter members continue to be public speakers for the OPO's speaker's bureau, sharing their donor/recipient life stories to spread the message of transplant success and the urgent need for donor registrations.
The Manhattan Chapter also contributes annually to the national TRIO scholarship program.
President, TRIO - Manhattan Chapter
PO Box 53 - Lenox Hill Station
New York, NY 10021
TRIO Manhattan is an independent, not-for-profit, international organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.
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