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Center for Donation and Transplant


The primary function of the Center for Donation and Transplant (CDT) is to recover, preserve, and transport vital organs to patients on the national waiting list. The CDT is the primary source for organ and tissue donor information in the region that it serves and is available for community and professional programs.

The Center for Donation and Transplant (CDT) is dedicated to increasing organ and tissue donation by:

Since 1969, the Transplant Program
at Albany Med has performed nearly
2,000 kidney transplants.

  • Facilitating the procurement and equitable distribution of medically suitable organs and tissue for transplantation.
  • Ensuring that the option of donation is offered to the family in an informative and compassionate manner.
  • Providing long term support and comfort to families and hospital personnel involved in the donation process.
  • Educating the medical profession and community at large.

The CDT, one of 57 federally designated organ procurement organizations, coordinates the retrieval of donor organs and tissue at more than 48 hospitals throughout central and northeastern New York state and western Vermont. CDT is a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, and a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing, which houses the national computer system for patients waiting for transplants.

For more information, please see the Center for Donation and Transplant Homepage.

Center for Donation and Transplant
218 Great Oaks Blvd.
Albany, NY 12203

(518) 262-5606
(800) 80-DONOR