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Get Involved in Promoting Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation

Get Involved with Organ Donation

10 Ways You Can Promote Organ Donation

 

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UW Organ and Tissue Donation in Madison, Wisconsin, offers the following resources in an effort to keep potential donors and their families informed about organ donation.

 

December 2016

  • Dec. 2-3: John Deere Employee and Horicon Community Health Fair, Horicon Gator Works, 1501 W. Lake St, Horicon, WI 53032. Friday, 5:30am-3pm; Saturday, 9am-1pm
  • Dec. 3: Reindeer Rush Run/Walk, Library Park, Belleville, WI, 8:30am-11:30am Call Belleville Community Health Improvement Project at (608) 217-7643 to register. 9am Kids' Fun Run and 10am Adult Run/Walk. Organ donation and grief resource education will be offered. Have your picture taken with Wisconsin's Donor Registry mascot, Dottie Donor Dot.
  • Dec. 9: UW-Madison Campus Donation Education Outreach, 5pm-7pm, Gordon Event and Dining Center, 770 W. Dayton St, 53715
  • Dec. 17: Clearwater Winter Parade and Family Fun Celebration, 6pm-8pm, Hobbs Municipal Ice Arena, 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire, WI 54703. Stop at the organ donation education table and play the prize wheel while learning about organ, tissue and eye donation.

 

January 2017

  • Jan. 14: Jason Berken Baseball Camp, 10:30am-1:30pm, West De Pere High School, 665 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115.  Meet Wisconsin's Donor Registry mascot, Dottie Donor Dot, and learn about organ donation education.
  • Jan. 20-21: WellExpo, Monona Terrace and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703; Friday, 3-8pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm. Stop at the UW Health booth and play the organ donation prize wheel game while learning about organ, tissue and eye donation and register as an organ donor. Have your picture taken with Wisconsin's Donor Registry mascot, Dottie Donor Dot.
  • Jan. 21: "A Day for Jay" at the Wild Horse Saloon, 9031 County Rd WW, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. A fundraiser for a kidney recipient, including an educational booth about organ donation.
  • Jan. 21: National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin "Spotlight on Life" Gala, 6pm-10pm, Hilton Center, 509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203. "Spotlight on Life" is a unique celebration of the gift of life. Representatives from donation and transplant organizations take professional dance lessons, competing toe-to-toe on the dance floor. The event leaves the crowd cheering and promotes organ, tissue, and eye donation. Patients, families, and supporters tune in across the country via a live stream to continue the celebration at home. Proceeds enable the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin to continue offering free programs and services for all organ transplant recipients, living donors, patients and their families, and healthcare professionals throughout Wisconsin.
  • Jan. 26-28: "Working Together" Wisconsin EMS Convention and Exposition, Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee. The UW Health Booth will feature many departments, including UW Organ and Tissue Donation.

 

February 2017

  • Feb. 4: Chippewa Valley WellFEST, 9am-4pm, The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Stop at the organ donation education table and play the prize wheel while learning about organ, tissue and eye donation. Ticket purchase required for entry.