The Ripple Effect: An eNewsletter for the UW Health Organ Procurement Organization


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A Patient's Story

Chris struggled with Type 1 diabetes that eventually caused his kidneys to decline, until a transplant changed his whole life. Read Chris' story

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June 2011


One discussion, one family and one organ donor at a time. This messaging causes a ripple effect that changes Wisconsin and the world beyond our state's borders. Welcome to The Ripple Effect, an e-newsletter that brings you the latest news and information related to organ donation.

Capital City 5K Run/Walk: July 30

You're invited to the event of the year! The UW Health Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) invites you to join us this summer as we run, walk and splash our way to fun during the first annual Capital City Yes I Will 5k Run/Walk to Promote Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation.  Read more | Register now

Paired Kidney Exchange Saves Lives Across the Nation

When her mom needed a kidney transplant, Becky Broering offered hers but found it was incompatible. Through the kidney exchange program at UW Hospital, Becky and her mom became part of a 16 transplant chain that touched lives across the country. Watch the video

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