On May 22nd, we hosted a powerful event about the impact of medical research and innovation.
Did you know that medical researchers are responsible for the research and development of anti-rejection drugs and life-saving drugs that prolong the lives of patients waiting for a transplant?
This is what we learned from Aisha M. Tator, the Executive Director of Donate Life NYS, who gave the opening remarks. Donate Life NYS is an organization whose mission is to increase organ, eye and tissue donation in New York State through collaborative advocacy, education, promotion and research. Their goal to ensure a transplant for every New Yorker in need is a goal we can all stand behind.
Roxanne suffered from a silent heart attack at work, which went unnoticed and undiagnosed for months. Once on the transplant list, it took 4 years for her to get a heart transplant. By this time she was in the hospital for 88 days, body withering down to 95 pounds.
Closing the event was Sanofi neurobiology researcher Dr. Pablo Sardi. We heard from Dr. Sardi about the research process and the trials and successes of medical research.