MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that it will join forces with LiveOnNY and serve as an enrollment center for the first-ever Organ Donor Enrollment Day on, Oct. 6.
Community members can register to be an organ donor on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Northern Westchester Hospital’s main campus in the lobby of the Wallace Pavilion at 400 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco or NWH’s Ambulatory Care Center at Chappaqua Crossing at 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua.
Every 18 hours a New Yorker dies waiting for an organ transplant. Although studies show that 9 out of 10 New Yorkers support organ donation, only 25% are registered donors – the lowest percent of any state in the nation. To help change this, Northern Westchester Hospital will join LiveOnNY and many others for New York’s first-ever Organ Donor Enrollment Day. This inaugural event has one goal: enroll as many willing New Yorkers as possible as organ donors in a single eight-hour day. One organ donor can save up to eight lives.