Maspeth, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2014
Currently there are more that 10,000 New Yorkers on waiting lists for organ donations and the demand far exceeding the supply.
The most in demand organ donations in New York include kidney (8,659), liver (1,411) and heart (348) donations. Other organ donations that are needed include pancreas (147), lung (58) and intestine (7) donations. The OPTN is operated and run by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Maspeth dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov, owner of Grand Smile Dental, is encouraging everyone in her community to participate in the National Donate Life Month.
Celebrated every year in April, the National Donate Life Month (NDLM) features a full month of local, regional and national events stimulating Americans to register to become organ donors. The month is also set aside to celebrate individuals that have saved the lives of others through the gift of organ donation.
Dr. Khaimov truly believes in the power of the community and that regular people have the ability to do extraordinary things by simply lending a helping hand to others. She wants to motivate more people to visit the Donate Life website and become registered donors.
"It is a small act but registering for an organ donor can mean the difference of life and death for a person in need of that help." said Dr Khaimov, dentist in Maspeth NY.
In addition to participating in the Donate Life Month, she is also encouraging anyone in her community to participate in a food drive intended to help the less fortunate during the month of April.
"There are many families around us that could not afford 3 square meals a day. When I think about helping lives, it is also about helping children and adults to have food in their stomach and thus able to get through life and create and work." said Dr Khaimov.
Dr. Alexandra Khaimov is inviting anyone, who wants to help, to bring non-perishable foods and drop them off at her Maspeth office.
The food drive ends on April 30th 2014. All the collected food will be donated to the Food Bank for New York City.
Dr. Khaimov, dentist Maspeth NY, is rewarding individuals that participate in the food drive with a 50 dollar discount on any dental service they need.
The Maspeth dentist is dedicated to providing excellent affordable dental services that extend to residents of Maspeth, Woodside, Middle Village, Ridgewood and other surrounding cities.
She organizes different community events throughout the year, including free dentistry treatment days during which she offers free emergency dental services to those who otherwise cannot afford it.
Details of other community events can be found on: http://DentistMaspethNY.com