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 17th at noon

Winfield Grill

647 Winton Rd. N. Rochester




April Membership Meeting

Monday, April 21st at 6:30pm

Movie Night with Dr. Richard Demme

Associate Professor, Dept. Medicine, Nephrology, URMC

Join us for Dr. Demme's entertaining talk on "Transplant in the Movies" served up with, pizza, popcorn and refreshments!

Christ Episcopal, 36 S. Main Street, Pittsford



May Membership Meeting

Monday, May 19th at 6:30pm

Cooking Demonstration!

TAO and Kidney Cares present a cooking demonstration by Democrat and Chronicle Food Writer Karen Miltner in the Christ Episcopal Church Kitchen (and of course you will have a chance to sample the results!) (facility handicap accessible)

Please RSVP by May 12th to Debbie at 377-6028 

Christ Episcopal, 36 S. Main Street, Pittsford



Save the Date!!

Monday, June 16th

TAO Summer Picnic

Spring looks like it has finally showed its face and summer is therefore only a few months away. Planning for our annual picnic is now well underway, so mark the date on your calendars! 

Further details to follow soon



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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