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 

February Membership Meeting

Monday, February 15th, 6:30pm at Christ Episcopal, Pittsford

Bone Health and the Transplant Patient

Emily Carmody, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopedics - URMC

Dr. Carmody will discuss the special issues that transplant recipients face in terms of maintaining good bone health. A light meal will be served. 



February "Open Airways" Lung Gathering

Thursday, February 18th at noon

Jeremiah's Tavern

2164 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Penfield 14526

Note: We welcome all lung transplant candidates, recipients, and caregivers to our "Open Airways" Lung Gathering at local restaurants each month. For more information, use the "Contact us" link on this page.




March "Open Airways" Lung Gathering

Thursday, March 17th at noon

Corner Bakery Cafe

3300 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford, 14618


The link above is for their soup menu. They also have a great selection of salads and sandwiches



March Membership Meeting

Monday, March 21st, 6:30pm at Christ Episcopal, Pittsford
"Sharing Your Transplant Story"

Our March meeting will provide an opportunity for transplant recipients to share with others their personal transplant story, and to offer tips on routines they follow to stay healthy and preserve the miracle that is the "Gift of Life". A light dinner will be served. 



Thank You GoJo Industries!

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous gift of Purell by  GoJo Industries. This gift enables TAO to continue providing Purell as one of the items in the comfort bags that TAO distributes to transplant patients at URMC Strong.


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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