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 

April Lung Luncheon

Thursday, April 16th at noon

Jeremiah's Tavern

2164 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Penfield, NY 14526




April Membership Meeting

Monday, April 20th at 6:30pm

Organ Transplantation and Physical Therapy

Matt Williams, PT

Matt will address the benefits of physical exercise for transplant recipients. Join us for a light dinner followed by Matt's presentation on this important topic. 



May Membership Meeting

Monday, May 18th at 6:30pm

Skin Cancer - Risks for Transplant Recipients

Sherrif F. Ibrahim, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Ibrahim will discuss the particular skin cancer risks that all transplant recipients face as a result of their compromised immune systems, and how these risks can be minimized. Join us for what promises to be a very interesting talk. A light dinner will also be served. 



Annual June TAO Picnic!

Monday, June 15th at 5pm 

Buckland Park Lodge

1341 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14618

Adults - $10, Children under 15 - $5

Make your reservation by June 6th by mailing your check to TAO, P.O. Box 23552, Rochester, NY 14692-3552. Include the names of attendees and the number of adults/children. In the meantime, put the date on your calendar! Same location as last year.



Transplant News

April 2015 is National Donate Life Month!!

A number of events are scheduled for this month in the Rochester area to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation and to recognize those who have given the "Gift of Life". Details of those events can be found by following 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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