Membership Benefits

  • Provides a local support system for you, as a transplant recipient, candidate, or family member.

  • Membership meetings and other TAO events provide an opportunity to interact with others in the Rochester area transplant community who can share their experiences as a candidate, recipient, or caregiver. They also provide a forum to share strategies for staying healthy after transplant. Membership meetings often also feature a presentation by a member of the Rochester medical community on a transplant related topic. 
  • TAO also holds two purely social events for members during the year. In January TAO hosts a holiday party at a local restaurant, and in June a barbecue and picnic at a local park. 

  • Members receive a bi-monthly newsletter, the Transplant Times, which provides members with updates on medical news, TAO activities and upcoming events, and articles of interest to individuals in the transplant community.

  • TAO membership also offers an opportunity to meet and interact with representatives of local organ, eye, and tissue donation organizations. This interaction provides an opportunity to participate in activities in the local community which support awareness of the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation.