TRIO is represented by the Tree of Life. With its intertwining branches, the Tree of Life symbolizes the intertwining of the lives of two human beings, the donor and the recipient,through the Gift of Life. It depicts growth and new life and reinforces the new beginning transplantation gives to the recipient.

Long Island TRIO presents support group meetings so that candidates for transplant, transplant recipients, caregivers, donor families, living donors and family, friends and interested parties can share and learn about all aspects of transplantation.

When our members and friends attend our meetings, they are sharing and receiving information based on personal experiences from those who have received the Gift Of Life as well as transplant health care professionals inclusive of transplant surgeons and other specialists.

Our mission is displayed on the home page and here, you will find more details about our mission, annual events, and other major functions and activities we work on all year in order to promote the importance of organ donation and transplantation while working toward  meeting our goals to serve our members and to accomplish our mission statement.

Peer to Peer Support and Education

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.

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, finances, Medicare and Insurance  to transplant candidates, recipients, donors, and their families.

Advocacy, Legislative Initiatives, and Public Policy

We inform transplant candidates, recipients and their families, donors and donor families about legislative initiatives and calls to action that will affect the field of transplantation with regard to important bills introduced on the local, regional, state and federal level.

We develop and support mechanisms to improve the availability of organs and tissues on an equitable basis to meet the needs of transplant candidates.

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.

Each day, about 79 people receive organ transplants. However, 18 people die each day waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs. We promote organ and tissue donation as an important social responsibility.

The butterfly represents organ donation as a symbol of change and is also well established as representing new life and hope. The butterfly has been chosen by donor families and the National Donor Family Council to be one symbol most associated with The Gift Of Life; organ donation.

The butterfly represents organ donation as a symbol of change and is also well established as representing new life and hope. The butterfly has been chosen by donor families and the National Donor Family Council to be one symbol most associated with The Gift Of Life; organ donation.