Welcome to the Transplant Awareness Organization of Greater Rochester (TAO)

  • Providing support, understanding, education, and resources for transplant recipients, candidates, and their families
  • Working actively in the community to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation
  • Membership is not required in order to attend TAO meetings. Guests are very welcome!


Featured Upcoming Events 

September Membership Meeting

Monday, September 15th at 6:30pm

Christ Episcopal, 36 S. Main Street, Pittsford

The Importance of Oral Health, both Pre- and Post

Transplant Surgery

Mary Ann Lester, DMD

PHS Dental Implant and Periodontal Surgical Center

Join us for this presentation, the first of the new program year, and enjoy a light supper and refreshments as well!



September Lung Luncheon

Thursday, September 18th at noon

Hicks and McCarthy

23 S. Main Street, Pittsford


We welcome pre- and post lung transplant recipients and their caregivers. The luncheons provide a casual environment for social interaction, and exchange of information helpful in preparing for transplant and in maintaining good health post transplant



Transplant News

Governor Cuomo commits to promote improved organ donation rates in New York State

In his state of the state message, the Governor made a commitment to promote improved organ donation rates for New York state. The state currently trails most other states across the U.S. in terms of organ donor registrations. For the full story click on this link.



Featured Video


A BBC documentary that follows several patients who receive the Gift of Life from a single organ donor. Britain, like the United States, struggles with a shortage of organs for transplant. (59 minutes)


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