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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:

 

Donor Mom Celebrates Her Daughter by Promoting Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation

While Dawn Lyons-Wood changes the clothes she wears every day, there’s one part of her outfit that remains the same — her donor family pin. She wears it proudly in the hopes that others will ask her about it. When they do, she tells them ...
3/22/2018 | Donor Mom Celebrates Her Daughter by Promoting Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation

UW Health Calendar Celebrates Perseverance

The team at the UW Health Transplant Program and UW Organ and Tissue Donation have helped grieving families, living donors and transplant recipients through the hardest time of their lives, but they know that the real courage lies in the patients and...
3/22/2018 | UW Health Calendar Celebrates Perseverance

Pause to Give Life This April

At 10:08am on Monday, April 2, 85 hospitals across Wisconsin will have a simultaneous flag raising, followed by a 1 minute 14 second moment of silence. The event, "Pause to Give Life," is sponsored by Donate Life Wisconsin (DLW) and will bring t...
3/22/2018 | Pause to Give Life This April

Scavenger Hunt Promotes Organ Donation

Every April, the residents of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, brace themselves for the strange, the wacky and the downright silly. That’s because April is the month when the Central Wisconsin Gift of Life group sponsors its annual scavenger hunt &...
3/22/2018 | Scavenger Hunt Promotes Organ Donation

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