About Us

about-usWho We Are

The Center for Donation & Transplant (CDT) was established in 1972 and is one of 58 federally designated non-profit organ procurement organizations in the United States. CDT is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director. CDT is a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which houses the national computer system of patients waiting for transplants, and is also an accredited member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO).

CDT serves a total of 30 counties in New York and Vermont, as well as Fairview Hospital in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Serving a population of 2.7 million people and in partnership with 43 hospitals, CDT ensures that the option of donation is offered to families in an informative and compassionate manner, conducts educational outreach in communities throughout its service area to raise awareness of the New York State Donate Life Organ and Tissue Registry, and provides long-term support and comfort to families and hospital personnel involved in the donation process.


Our Vision

To realize every donation opportunity and satisfy the transplant needs of all patients.

Our Mission

The Center for Donation & Transplant offers hope and healing to donor families in upstate New York and western Vermont, empowering our community to restore the health of those needing an organ or tissue transplant through excellence of service, education and advocacy of organ and tissue donation.

Our Core Values

Teamwork: Partnership in the pursuit of excellence

Integrity: Professionalism, Honesty, Accountability

Passion: Our commitment to being exceptional

Respect: Thoughtfulness and consideration of our customers and each other