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 

Summer Break

The organization takes a meeting break for July and August. Membership meetings resume in September (see announcement about our September meeting below)



Donate Life Night 

Sunday, August 17th at 6:05pm

Rochester RedWings vs. Syracuse Chiefs

Frontier Field

Come join us for a night of baseball. A limited number of free tickets are available in sections 207 and 208! For tickets contact Amy James at amy_james@urmc.rochester.edu



August Lung Luncheon

Thursday, August 21st at noon


We're trying a new location for our lunch in August!

1890 S. Clinton Avenue, Brighton




Donate Life Night #2 

Friday, August 22nd at 7:00pm

Syracuse Chiefs vs. Rochester RedWings

NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse

Come join us for another night of baseball. Section 300 tickets are FREE! Contact Rebecca Milczarski at 425-9293 or via email at rebecca_milczarski@urmc.rochester.edu



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



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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