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University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics
Ripple Effect
Summer 2014

Voice Your Opinion: UNOS Liver Redistricting Concept


The United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee just released a concept paper suggesting the redistribution of deceased donor livers. The Transplant Program and UW OTD have great concerns about this proposal. Learn more about the proposal, its potential impact and how you can make your voice heard


Educating the Medical Professionals of Tomorrow

  Medical Professionals

Students in health care studies today will soon become vital to the organ donation mission. UW OTD staff have been working to educate these future decision-makers so they will be equipped to advise families and promote organ donation. Find out how volunteers and staff are helping to educate medical students on the importance of donation


Never too Old to be a Hero

  Mature woman

It does not matter how old you are  - you can still give the gift of life through organ, tissue and eye donation. However, the number of people who register to be donors drops off significantly after age 50. Learn how the UW OTD hopes to change that


Hospitals Honor Donors Through Special Ceremonies


Donor families and friends never forget their loved ones. Some of the UW OTD hospital partners host special opportunities to remember them and their gift of life each year. Learn about the special ceremonies to honor organ donors


Capital City 5K: July 26

  Ready to Run

Join Team UW: Orange Dot Maniacs!, or form your own team to honor a recipient, donor or living donor and take part in the Capital City 5K Run/Walk for Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation. Starting at the Capitol Square the event follows the beautiful Lakeshore Path in Madison and ends with a pool party. Find out more about the event and register for the 5K


Hospital Donation Staff Make an Extra Effort for Iranian Patient


When Sanaz Nezami arrived at Marquette General Hospital last December, the Iranian woman had no family in the United States other than her husband, who was accused of brutally beating her. Her injuries had left her brain dead and police were having a difficult time locating her family. Discover how donation staff brought hope to a tragic situation


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