Get Involved in Promoting Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation
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.
- Oct. 24: End of Life Panel Discussion, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 115 School St, Gays Mills, WI 54631. UW OTD will help facilitate a discussion about end-of-life care through the lens of donation such as brain death and how it's determined, consent when a person isn't registered, DSS team and cares for family and patient (memory box, moment of silence), and tissue and cornea donation.
- Nov 1: Gundersen Moundview Hospital "Women’s Night Out," Adams-Friendship High School, 1109 E. North St, Adams, WI 53910. Online registration (with $10 fee) deadline is October 26. Doors open at 4:15pm for shopping and visiting exhibitors (including an organ donation awareness table), raffles and dinner. Check-in is available to registrants through 6pm, with dinner served until 6:30pm. Keynote speaker Sally Baskey, a certified speaking professional, presents "Laughter, My Drug of Choice," at 7pm. Sally will help you navigate through life using humor to deal with change. All registered attendees are entered for prize drawings and receive a gift bag. A Holiday Food Drive will accept non-perishable donations for the Adams Food Pantry at the door. A medication take-back will also be held at the event, organized by Drug-Free Adams County.
- Nov. 3: Fifth Annual Shop for Phia, Tanner's Sports Grill and Bar, 730 S Railroad St, Kimberly, WI 54136, 10am-4pm. Shop at 50 crafters and vendors and be sure to check out the bucket raffle baskets. This event was created to help the Skrede family with medical bills when their youngest daughter Sophia required a liver transplant. Proceeds from the event will benefit families in similar situations. Additionally, this year items will be collected for the Chicago Ronald McDonald House at 211 E. Grand Avenue. Donate new items such as markers, crayons, coloring books, art supplies and kits, small toys, puzzles, Play-Doh, tie blankets, knit or crochet items, magazines, books and gift cards for Walgreens and Starbucks. Learn more
- Nov. 10: 9th Annual Hungry 4 Some Supper 5K Run/Walk, Pierce Park, Hwy 123 Walnut St, Baraboo, WI 53913. The Hungry 4 Some Supper Myself Run was started in memory of Christian M. Rector. Chris was a sophomore at Baraboo High School, who went on to be a donor and for nine years this run has memorialized his legacy. UW Organ and Tissue Donation will provide support for this event. Learn more and register