December 2017
Happy December!

It is hard to believe we're in the last month of the year. 2017 is hurtling to a close, and it has truly been a momentous year.

Check out what we've been up to and what's coming up this month. As always, we are forever grateful for your passion, commitment and support for donation and all that you do to make life possible. If you have any questions, need to RSVP for something or are looking to plan your own event, please do not hesitate to reach out to!  Otherwise, enjoy a safe and peaceful holiday season on behalf of all of us at the Center for Donation and Transplant!
What We've Been Up To
A look back to the happenings, events, and outreach initiatives of the past month or so.

We celebrated the launch of the new New York State Donate Life Registry at
Facebook Headquarters in New York City with advocates, legislators and fellow
CDT Executive Director Mike Thibault with Donate Life New York State Executive Director Aisha Tator and fellow donation advocates at the Registry Launch event.
members of Donate Life New York State on Nov ember 14th! It was truly a day of celebration, with the state's online registry becoming fully usable and available to all state residents!  

On Giving Tuesday , we were  presented with a check for $1260 raised by our incredible healthcare partners in the Critical Care Unit at St. Peter's Hospital!  We are beyond grateful for the gift and support from this team, who raised the money by selling specially designed Donate Life shirts, which many of the team members wore when participating in this year's kLaVoy Donate Life Walk and Run! Thank you again to this amazing team for your love, 
selflessness and dedication.

High School Students in the Medical Club at Bethlehem Central High School hosted a
 donate life registry drive on Giving Tuesday, signing up several of their classmates and
 high school staff on the Donate Life Organ and Tissue Registry! The students, many of whom plan to study in the medical and healthcare field when they head off to college, planned the event on their own with the help of their teacher and advisory, Mrs. Adrienne Mango-Ladd! Know a high school or college that may be interested in hosted their own registry drive? Let us know!  

What's coming up next...
We're finishing up the year strong! Sign up to volunteer at one of the events below by emailing Shaina at

December 2nd & 3rd: Table at the St Peter Armenian Apostolic Church, 100 Troy-Schenectady Road, Watervliet, NY
  • Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm
Looking for something fun to do on December 2nd and 3rd? St Peter Armenian Apostolic Church is hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar and has invited us to table both days at the event. Graciously, the Church is also donating a portion of the proceeds from the event to the Center for Donation and Transplant! Come on out for an awesome few days of holiday shopping, raffles, delicious food and a great cause!

December 5th: No-Sew Blanket Making Night - CDT Offices; 1 pm - 4 pm (volunteers still needed!)

December 6th: Donate Life Binghamton Volunteer Conference Call; 6:30 pm (email
 Shaina to RSVP and for call-in information!)

December 7th: Donate Life Otsego County Volunteer Conference Call; 4:30 pm (email Shaina to RSVP and for call-in information!)

December 13th: Donate Life Hudson Valley Volunteer Meeting; 1st Floor Conference Room of the Admini

December 14th: Donate Life Capital Region Volunteer Meeting - CDT Office; 5 pm
News and Resources
The latest facts & figures about donation & transplantation

32% of New Yorkers are now registered as organ, eye and tissue donors!

56% of Vermonters are now registered as organ, eye and tissue donors!
Shaina Kaye, Center for Donation and Transplant
218 Great Oaks Blvd. Albany, NY 12203