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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.


January 2018

  • Jan. 23-27: WEMSA Conference. Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203, Thursday, 5-7pm; Friday, 11am-5pm; and Saturday, 11am-2pm. The Wisconsin Emergency Medical Service Association will hold its annual conference with various partner groups displaying tables.
  • Jan. 27: Spotlight on Life Milwaukee NKFW Fundraiser, Milwaukee Hilton, 5-11pm. The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin will play host to a dinner dance fundraiser.

February 2018

  • Feb. 23-25: Wisconsin State Hunting Expo, Shopko Hall, 1901 South Oneida St., Green Bay, WI 54304. Friday, 3-9pm, Saturday, 9am-7pm; and Sunday, 10am-4pm. UW OTD will have a booth to promote registration and awareness. Event website

  • Feb. 22: Waushara County EMS, Demonstration Room, Lower Level, Waushara County Courthouse, 209 S Saint Marie St, Wautoma, WI 54982. 8am-9am. Informational session with Waushara Co. EMS presented by a UW OTD Surgical Recovery Coordinator.
  • Feb. 28: Suby Von Haden and Associates registration event, noon-1pm. Law Firm private educational and registration event. Brookfield Office.

March 2018

  • March 8-9: UW OTD Designated Requestor Training

April 2018

  • April 5 and 7: Eau Claire Organ Donation Awareness Movie Event "Legends of the Knight," a Brett Culp film, Micon Cinemas, 3109 Mall Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Join us for a free event of heroic proportions. Legends of the Knight is a 75-minute documentary that tells true stories of individuals who were inspired to become real-life heroes because of their childhood love of Batman. Attend the pre-screening party for trivia, prizes, food specials and children's activities. Dress in a superhero costume and receive a prize. The film is appropriate for all ages. Space is limited. Tickets will be available online.
    • Thursday, April 5: 6-9pm (HSHS)
    • Saturday, April 7: 6-9pm
  • April 6: WDTSEA State Conference, Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, 7am-1pm. UW OTD will present informational materials at the conference.
  • April 6: VA Transplant Vendor Fair, 12:30-3pm, B2055 William S. Middleton Veterans Memorial Hospital, 2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison, WI 53705
  • April 8: Wisconsin Society of Perfusionists, 10-11am, Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53703
  • April 14: N.E.W. Donate Life Walk, 8am-1pm, Bay View Middle School, 1217 Cardinal Lane, Green Bay, WI 54313. A 2.5-mile fun run/walk. Email Gail Burant or Mary Swinford at or visit the event website
    • Online registration ($15) closes at 8am April 13.
    • Onsite registration ($20) opens at 8am April 14.
  • April 21: CWGOL Scavenger Hunt, 9am-5pm, The Ridges, 2311 Griffith Ave., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494. For more information, visit the Central Wisconsin Gift of Life website
    • 10am registration
    • 11am-3pm hunt
    • 3pm food/prizes

May 2018

  • May 5: Eau Claire Marathon Expo, 10am-5pm, McPhee Center, UW-Eau Claire, 509 University Dr., Eau Claire, WI 54701. UW OTD will have an informational and prize booth at the marathon expo.