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NY1 News: Event Puts Spotlight on Organ Donation

Posted Date: 10/23/2015
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On October 6th a total of 59 visitors and guests of Richmond University Medical Center gave the gift of life— by becoming enrolled as organ donors. At part of LiveOnNY’s first annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day in New York.

RUMC joined with dozens of hospitals, government agencies and businesses across New York to encourage individuals to enroll.  As part of kick-off ceremonies held in the Main Lobby, remarks were offered by RUMC President & CEO Daniel J. Messina, Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, organ donor recipient Michael Marten, Susan Pellegrito, whose late son Peter was an organ donor, and Kathleen Atkinson of LiveOnNY.