The Living Donors Together of Wisconsin webinar series and community serves as a gathering place for those who have made the life-saving decision to donate a kidney to a recipient on the transplant list. There is a bond that binds living donors together: a desire to help another person and save a life.
This new series is designed to educate, advocate, gather, and celebrate living donors by presenting topics of mutual interest. Each program strives to provide resources and support to living donors, as well as opportunities for community involvement and networking.
Each webinar includes an open discussion.
All living donors are invited to participate in this unique webinar series.
NEW IN 2018
The Living Donors Together Facebook group serves as a virtual gathering place and community for donors. The group allows and encourages members to share their stories, experiences, and resources with members. JOIN the new Facebook group. Download and share this promotional flyer.
Wednesday, March 21 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
You’re Not Bragging: The Importance of Your Story
Speakers: Kelly Phoungphol, MSW, Transplant Social Worker, Froedtert Hospital; Kathy Schultz, Marketing Chair, Donate Life Wisconsin (UW Public Affairs)
Learn more about the challenges facing the 1800 men, women and children in Wisconsin who are still waiting for a kidney. Sharing your story could make a difference!
Wednesday, April 18 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Know Your Facts: Living Donation 2018 Update
Speaker: Ayanna Powell, BSN, RN, CCTC
Aurora-St. Luke’s Solid Organ Transplant Team
Thursday, May 17 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
What Does Advocacy Mean?
Speaker: Andrew W. Fullerton, Government Relations Manager,
National Kidney Foundation
LIVING DONORS MEET-UP
Living donors will “meet up” on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Madison before the Capital City 5K Walk/Run for Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation. Registration for this event opens on April 1, 2018.
Learn more about the Capital City 5K Walk/Run.
A PRESENTATION WITHIN THE LIVING DONORS INFORMATION PROGRAM
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Stepping UP! Do You Have What it Takes to be a Living Kidney Donor?
People choose to become living kidney donors for many reasons. As an advocate of living donation, it is important to know not only YOUR story, but also the stories of others.
During this session, you will hear from actual living donors about ‘why’ they made the decision to become a living donor.
Facilitator: Allison Stephans, MSW, APSW Abdominal Transplant Social Worker
This is a community education program sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin.
It is a free program, but registration is requested.
Call the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin office (414-897-8669 or 800-543-6393) to register for online viewing and receive log in information. Or attend in person.
- For In Person Attendance
Finding Your Purpose: Using Your Passion to Meet or Help Others Connect to the Living Donor Community
Jill Dillon, OD, Marshfield Clinic Health Systems
Michelle Schuerman, Foundation Development Officer, Aurora Health Care Foundation
Cindy Huber, CEO, National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin
Webinar date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018