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Ripple Effect Archive

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. The Ripple Effect is a quarterly e-newsletter that brings you the latest news and information related to organ donation.

 

Following are stories that have appeared in recent editions of Ripple Effect:

 

Recognizing Living Donors

The UW Health Transplant Program welcomed more than 300 people to their Living Donor Ceremony on October 1. The ceremony is held every other year to honor those who give the gift of life through living kidney and living liver donation. This year...
11/27/2017 | Recognizing Living Donors

Jim Brien Wins Astellas Bounce-Back Award

Astellas, in collaboration with the Chris Klug Foundation (CKF), will be presenting Jim Brien (pictured left) with their Bounce Back, Give Back Award on December 9 in Aspen CO. The award recognizes two transplant recipients who exhibit an exceptional...
11/27/2017 | Jim Brien Wins Astellas Bounce-Back Award

Play and Film Share Stories of Organ Donation and Transplant

A movie and a play that address organ donation and transplant in their storylines are part of the end of year entertainment options in our area. Madison’s Forward Theater’s presented I and You at The Playhouse at Overture C...
11/27/2017 | Play and Film Share Stories of Organ Donation and Transplant

Annual Donor Sabbath Means More Lives Shared

All major religions in the U.S. support donation as an act of love, charity and generosity, and that fact is reinforced during National Donor Sabbath, observed November 10-12 and throughout the holiday season. During Donor Sabbath, people of all fait...
11/27/2017 | Annual Donor Sabbath Means More Lives Shared

Award-Winning Work

Donate Life Wisconsin was recently awarded two Donate Life America (DLA) Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacles recognize efforts to increase the number of registered donors and/or work to advance a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental hu...
11/27/2017 | Award-Winning Work

Living Kidney Donor Says She'd Do it Again

After giving the gift of life as a living kidney donor early in 2017, Wanda McQuillan only has one regret — she wishes she had more kidneys so she could donate them again and again. Wanda, 64, a medical technologist at a hospital in Dixon,...
7/25/2017 | Living Kidney Donor Says She'd Do it Again

Lung Transplant Recipient Pays it Forward

For more than 30 years, Tony Arenas and his family have sponsored a large fundraiser at their restaurant to raise money for cystic fibrosis (CF) research. This year, a little more than a year after Tony received a double-lung transplant, they decided...
7/25/2017 | Lung Transplant Recipient Pays it Forward

UW OTD Gratefully Honors Dedicated Volunteer Kay Anderson

Over the past six years, volunteer Kay Anderson has made a huge impact on UW Organ and Tissue Donation’s mission to save more lives through organ donation. For this reason, UW Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) staff nominated Kay for the ...
7/25/2017 | UW OTD Gratefully Honors Dedicated Volunteer Kay Anderson

Thank You, Volunteers!

A year ago, when UW Organ and Tissue Donation (UW OTD) surveyed volunteers to ask what components they would like to see in an appreciation event, the answer was resounding: They wanted educational opportunities. So staff put their heads togethe...
7/25/2017 | Thank You, Volunteers!

Waukesha Liver Outreach Clinic

The UW Health Transplant Program’s new Waukesha, Wisconsin clinic makes it more convenient than ever for patients in the Milwaukee area to receive both pre- and post-transplant care closer to home. The UW Health Transplant Program, which h...
7/25/2017 | Waukesha Liver Outreach Clinic