July 11, 2023
LiveOnNY, (LVNY) the federally designated organ procurement organization in the NY Metro Region and Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY), announced today a partnership to help support the families of organ donor heroes in the NY Metro region who have chosen to give the gift of life to those waiting for a second chance at life through the miracle of organ donation.
In this unique model, RMH-NY will offer temporary housing and support services provided by RMH-NY to the LiveOnNY community of Pediatric Donor Hero Families. “RMH-NY is committed to supporting LiveOnNY’s mission of honoring our New York pediatric donor heroes and supporting their families in their time of need. This collaboration reflects that continued commitment and the spirit and mission of Ronald McDonald House New York”, said Dr. Ruth C. Browne, President and CEO, Ronald McDonald House New York
This opportunity is for those who may need a place to stay for 1-2 nights in Manhattan, while their loved one donates the gift of life to others in need while undergoing donor support at the LiveOnNY Donor Care Unit located at NYU Langone Health.
“We are grateful to Ronald McDonald House-New York for honoring our donor heroes and their families. LiveOnNY and RMH-NY have a shared mission to serve our New York community and this righteous work. Together we will help those in need for generations to come while supporting our donor heroes who stepped up to say yes to saving lives”, said Leonard Achan, RN, MA, ANP, President and CEO, LiveOnNY. “We hope this model will be replicated across the nation to provide these services for donor families everywhere who have given so much to their community”, Achan said.