I Promote Donation

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As the home to the third-largest Transplant Program in the nation, we at UW Health see how our patients receive new life through transplantation. The work of our nationally recognized UW Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) team has created a record-breaking number of donors, but we count on our volunteers, recipients, donor family members and donation and transplant professionals to help us promote the mission of organ, tissue and eye donation.


See how others are promoting donation, and join their efforts


Who is promoting organ donation?


Aspen, a 12-year-old who is on the waiting list for a kidney transplant

Aspen, a 12-year-old on the kidney waiting list


He's not sitting around waiting for a new kidney - he's getting the word out about donation. Learn more

UW Organ and Tissue Donation's Mary Nachreiner

UW OTD's Mary Nachreiner


Our Community and Development Specialist spends her professional days promoting donation, and on the radio in La Crosse.

UW Health Organ and Tissue Donation's Jill Ellefson

OTD executive director Jill Ellefson


Blue audio icon Listen to Jill Ellefson on Wisconsin Public Radio's Larry Meiller Show

UW Health transplant surgeon Dr. Tony D'Alessandro

UW Health transplant surgeon Tony D'Alessandro


Audio icon Listen to Dr. Tony D'Alessandro on WPR's Larry Meiller Show (mp3) 

Gift of Life video series: Transplant recipient

Recipients and families in "Gift of Life"


Watch the Video icon: Gift of Life video series Gift of Life Video Series