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)



July Lung Luncheon

Thursday, July 17th at noon

Hicks and McCarthy

23 S. Main St., Pittsford




August Lung Luncheon

Thursday, August 21st at noon


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

1890 S. Clinton Avenue, Brighton




September Membership Meeting

Monday, September 15th at 6:30pm

The Importance of Oral Health, both Pre- and Post

Transplant Surgery

Mary Ann Lester, DMD

PHS Dental Implant and Periodontal Surgical Center



Transplant Games Fundraisers

Kicks 4 Kidneys

Saturday, July 26th at 11 am

7th Annual Charity Soccer Tournament

For more information contact Tim Parks (tparks@paychex.com,  (585) 259-8324 or Jamie Friello (jamiefriello@gmail.com, (585) 568-9548) or see the Kicks 4 Kidneys poster under "Events - Future Months"  on this website



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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