Nearly 9,000 New Yorkers across the state – 131 of them children under the age of 18 – are waiting for a life -saving transplant, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.
Leonard Achan, The President and CEO of LiveOnNY, a nonprofit organization is committed to helping New York survive through organ and tissue donation and to care for families affected by the donation. They serve as the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for the greater New York City area.
Leonard talks about how she started her career as an ICU Nurse in 1999 at Mount Sinai Hospital and is now a veteran health care executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, how people register for organ donation in New York and what is some common misconception. about organ donation.
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