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
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.
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.
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)