Northwell Health - Plainview & Syosset Hospitals

Issue 2 - 2017

Look North is a magazine published by the Northwell Health System. This publication features health and wellness information geared toward healthcare consumers in the Long Island and New York City region.

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organ donation The growing need for 30+ percent — Northwell Health increase in organ donation from 2016 to 2017 325* — adult kidney transplants since 2007 January 2017 — First pediatric kidney transplant at Cohen Children's Medical Center 20+ years — Northwell has collected bone marrow for unrelated donors The generosity of organ and tissue donors changes lives. (Every 18 hours, someone in New York State dies waiting for an organ transplant.) 19,000 New York State residents are waiting for a donor match Organ donor registration The power of one 52% national average 30% New York State Coming soon Heart transplant — launched late 2017, performing 30+ per year by 2021 Liver transplant — launch expected fall 2018, performing 50+ a year *2017 estimate See Lewis Teperman, MD, Northwell Health's director of organ transplantation, discuss the life-changing effects of organ donation: Transplant programs keep hope alive. One organ and tissue donor can help: people (and countless loved ones) 50 " We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." — Winston Churchill 10,000 are in metro New York Boosting donor enrollment Source: LiveOnNY In the know 2

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