LI TRIO is a non-profit all volunteer organization committed to improving the quality of lives touched by the miracle of transplantation through education, support, advocacy, and organ donation and transplantation awareness.Read Full Mission Statement
LI TRIO is a non-profit all volunteer organization committed to improving the quality of lives touched by the miracle of transplantation through education, support, advocacy, and organ donation and transplantation awareness.
Our volunteers speak at High Schools and Universities in order to raise awareness and promote the need for organ donation. We have cooperative programs with teachers and principals in the Long Island School System.
We provide current information (with respect to developments in organ and tissue donation, transplantation, medications, social issues, and finances) to transplant candidates, recipients, donors, and their families. We inform transplant candidates, recipients and their families, donors and donor families about initiatives and protocols in the field of transplantation.
We provide support to transplant candidates, recipients and their families, donors and donor families to help alleviate the stresses and problems associated with the process.
We make the concerns and needs that affect the welfare of transplant candidates, recipients, and donor families known to federal, state and local government bodies. We also effectively communicate the views of transplant candidates, recipients and their families, donors and donor families to the general public.
We promote organ and tissue donation as an important social responsibility. We develop and support mechanisms to improve the availability of organs and tissues on an equitable basis to meet the needs of transplant candidates. is a non-profit all volunteer organization committed to improving the quality of lives touched by the miracle of transplantation through education, support, advocacy, and organ donation and transplantation awareness.
- On April 28, 2017 Dave Rodgers led the LI TRIO Suffolk County Speakers Team presenting to 874 students at Harborfield High SchoolIn honor of the month of April 2017 being designated as Donate Life Month, LI TRIO volunteers Dave Rodgers, Kelli Cutinella, Kathie Gerlach and Dan O'Neil joined Stephen Serie (football coach & gym teacher), Joan Gerardo (school nurse), Mike Potter (dean & health teacher) Sue Legge (gym teacher) and Rob Franco (gym teacher) while presenting to students at Harborfield High School.
- Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) provide for an operation on a live donor to carry out a transplant procedure for an eligible veteran notwithstanding that the live donor may not be eligible for VA health care, and (2) provide for such an operation at a VA or a non-VA facility.
- Legislation: Alert:The Living Donor Support Act SA5475/S2498-Would Reimburse Living Organ Donors Costs of Donation, Save a Hundred Lives per YearThe Living Donor Support Act SA5475/S2498 was introduced in both the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly. Special thanks to Senator Kemp Hannon for listening to concerns with respect to living donation challenges.
- Featured News
- As veterans die while waiting for organ transplants, Texans lead fight to fix VA policy
- Campus News: Professor Profile: Sophia Aidiniou-educating and training Health Education students about disease, transplants and organ donation
- Liver transplant surgical pioneer Dr. Thomas Starzl passed away
- Watch videos-real transplant documentaries and public service announcements, real people and heartfelt stories
- Governor Cuomo Promotes Organ Donation Across New York State
- Write to your Senators- click here to find your United States Senator
- Find Your Representative in the United States House Of Representatives
- LI TRIO's School Speakers Program In Suffolk County
- New York State- ENROLLMENT DAY
- Mets legend Ed Kranepool needs kidney transplant donor
- US organ transplants set record in 2016
- France’s New Opt-Out Organ Donation System Is a Good Idea
- LI TRIO Member and Friend Receives Surprise Visit From Kidney Donor
- Guest Blog for LI TRIO-Healthy Eating by Marianne Bajor, RD, CDN, CDE-Transplant Dietitian
- Dave Rodgers led a special presentation at Harborfield High School
- New kidney transplant system helps few but doesn’t address wait time gap
- LI TRIO Visits Lindenhurst High School
- Antibodies in blood can help predict transplant rejection
- Geographic disparities divide organ transplant world
- Massapequa Freshmen Learn About the Gift of Life
- Organ transplant recipients more susceptible to deadly skin cancer
- Senator Peralta introduced legislation that would require certain state forms to allowing New Yorkers to enroll in the Donate Life Registry
- UT Southwestern Researchers Studying Whether Gout Drug Prevents Progression of Kidney Damage in Diabetes Patients
- Governor Cuomo signed A.8594/S.6228 which has extended Lauren’s law through year 2020.
- The New York State Senate passed important legislation and a resolution to encourage more New Yorkers to become organ and tissue donors
- Transplant recipients at higher risk for death from cancer
- Apple promotes organ donation with iOS, sign up as a donor from the Health app
- White House Summit: support for living donors and improving outcomes for individuals waiting for organ transplants
- In NYS- new law eliminates surprise medical bills
- The BK Polyomavirus-Common cause for complications after kidney transplantation identified
- UCLA Researcher's Pioneering Transplant Work Saved Countless Lives
- Saving Lives and Improving Health Care through Innovation in Organ Donations and Transplants
- February 14th-“Donor Day” in New York State- Senator Kemp Hannon and Long Island TRIO
- LI TRIO Legislative Summary Update- 2016-2017
- Common ‘Heart Attack’ Blood Test May Predict Future Hypertension
- Organ Donor Registry List is Weakest in New York
- The Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act
- Casey Introduces Legislation to Boost Organ Donation Research, Increase Awareness
- Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act
- Legislative Update- Success--New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Signed Amendment To Lauren’s Law
- Jen Lentini's donor mom hears late son’s heartbeat, 18 years after transplant
- UPDATE: This proposal prevented the 52% increase in Part B Premiums that would effect about 15 million people
- Editorial- Is It Time to Test Incentives to Increase Organ Donation-Sally Satel, MD