Assemblyman Karl Brabenec recently donated roughly 600 surgical masks to the Rockland Organ Donation Alliance (RODA). The masks were accepted by the President of RODA, Michael Prendergast, a transplant recipient himself.
The Rockland Organ Donation Alliance is composed of organ recipients, donor families, living donors, friends, families and public officials. The alliance is affiliated with LiveOnNY, a federally-established organ procurement organization. Together, both RODA and LiveOnNY are working to protect immune-suppressed organ recipients during COVID-19.
“RODA and LiveOnNY gratefully thank Assemblyman Karl Brabenec for these personal-protection face masks and, most importantly, for his continued support of organ and tissue donation legislation in the New York State Assembly,” said Prendergast.
The donation comes during Organ Donation Month and Donate Life Month. With nearly 10,000 New Yorkers currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, there is a need for organ donors. To enroll in the NYS Donate Life Registry, go to www.rodany.org and click register.