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UW Health Calendar Celebrates Perseverance

David Nordin is featured in the 2018 UW Transplant and Organ Donation CalendarThe 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 families themselves. These people have been able to persevere — and, indeed, thrive — despite difficult or tragic circumstances.

 

Though the act of donation and the resulting transplant is life-changing, what happens afterward is remarkable. Donor families, transplant recipients and living donors feel the need to make yet another difference in their communities. Some through their support of organ donation efforts and others through volunteerism or by making life better for their families and those with whom they work.

 

The people in the 2018 UW Health transplant and donation calendar have made the most of their experience between then and now. The adults have used the years between then- the time of donation or transplant- and now to give back to others, and the children eagerly look forward to what they can do in the future. View the calendar stories online and take pride in your contributions to helping these patients and families transition from then to now.

 

Then and Now: The Faces of Transformation

 

The real courage of transplant lies in the patients and families. These individuals have been able to pesevere - and thrive - despite difficult or tragic circumstances.

 

Meet 12 individuals and families who have been inspired by their experiences