About us

The Rockland Organ Donation Alliance strives to educate Rockland residents about organ donation and increase enrollment in the Organ Donor Registry.

Created and overseen by Rockland County Executive Ed Day, County Clerk Donna Silberman and Sheriff Louis Falco, the organization is comprised of Rockland residents, community leaders and medical professionals, as well as organ recipients, donors and their families.

More than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for organ transplants, and many will die because there simply are not enough organs to go around.  Of those waiting, nearly 10,000 live right here, in the New York metropolitan area.  On average, 18 people die every day while waiting for organ transplants in the U.S. and every 10 minutes, another name is added to the waiting list. In New York State, someone dies every 18 hours waiting for an organ transplant.  Yet, only 31% of New Yorkers and  25% of eligible Rocklanders have enrolled  in the New York State Donate Life Registry!  Comparatively, the nationwide average is 56%. Rockland's enrollment percentages are significantly lower than both the State of New York and the entire country.

The solution to this ever-growing problem is simple...if more people registered, many lives would be saved!  In fact, one donor can save up to 8 lives and improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and eyes. DONATE LIFE Rockland! is committed to making a difference and needs your help.  Please click on "Contact" and let us know you want to get involved.  Organization meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month and new participants are always welcome!  No medical training or any other experience is required and you need not be related to an organ recipient or donor.  All you must have is the desire to help bring about change that can be easily accomplished through education and inspiration!

RODA's Advisory Board:

 

MEDICAL ADVISOR:

Dr. Dennis Mao

Good Samaritan Hospital,

Westchester Medical Center Health Network

 

ADVISORY BOARD:

Hon. Ed Day

Rockland County Executive

 

Hon. Louis Falco

Rockland County Sheriff

 

Dr. Mark Geller

CEO,

Montefiore Nyack Hospital

 

Hon. Michael Lawler

New York State Assembly

 

Dr. Mary Leahy

CEO, Good Samaritan Hospital

Westchester Medical Center Health Network

 

Hon. Elijah Reichlin-Melnick

New York State Senate

 

Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert

Rockland County Commissioner of Health

 

Hon. Colin Schmitt

New York State Assembly

 

Hon. Donna G. Silberman

Rockland County Clerk

 

 

Hon. James Skoufis

New York State Senate

 

Hon. Kenneth P. Zebrowski

New York State Assembly