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
July, August Membership Meetings
Please note that TAO will take its usual break for July and August and membership meetings will resume in September (See details below)
Have a great summer!!
September Membership Meeting
Monday, September 21st, 5:30pm
Sticky Lips Juke Joint
830, Jefferson Road, Henrietta
September's Membership Meeting is a TAO fundraiser at Sticky Lips restaurant on Jefferson Road. When paying your bill, simply present the coupon that can be found in your August/September TAO Newsletter (or print a coupon that can be found here), and a percentage of the bill will be donated to TAO. The funds from this event will be used to help defray the cost of providing comfort bags to transplant patients at Strong, and for meals at Hope Lodge and Harbor House. If you can't join us at 5:30pm for dinner, the coupon is good all day on the 21st.
If you missed the wonderful presentation on skin cancer by Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim at the May membership meeting, you can view the full set of presentation slideshere. Given the high incidence of skin cancer among transplant recipients, we encourage you to review these slides as a source of useful information to minimize the threat of skin cancer as you meet the challenges of life after transplant.
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)