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Explore Transplant Unveils Initiatives to Support Live Kidney Donation Consensus Conference Recommendations

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Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb. 3, 2015 – Explore Transplant, the nonprofit organization that helps kidney patients, their family and friends learn about transplant and living donation as treatment options, unveiled a new education program and website that underscore the organization’s commitment to support the recommendations of last June’s Live Kidney Donation Consensus Conference in Rosemont, IL.

To read full press release, click here.

To review the Explore Living Donation program components, click here.

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Thomas Mone Named Chairman of the Board of The Alliance

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The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance (“The Alliance”) named Thomas (Tom) Mone as Chairman of the Board of Directors for a two-year term ending December 31, 2016. Mone has served on The Alliance Board of Directors since 2013 and has served for 15 years as CEO of OneLegacy, the largest Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) in the U.S.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Tom Mone to a leadership position in The Alliance after his many years of service ...

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One of Australia’s Highest Honors is Awarded to Renal and Transplantation Specialist

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Professor Jeremy Chapman, a renal and transplantation specialist at Westmead Millenium Institute for Medical Research, has dedicated his professional life to the study of kidney disease and transplantation. His passion and desire to seek innovation and his commitment to research has resulted in Dr. Chapman being awarded one of Australia’s highest honors by presenting him with a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia. The award was for his service to medicine, particularly in the realm of biomedical ...

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University of Hawai’i Launches Website to Increase Organ Donation Awareness

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iDecide, a website and links to social media, aims to involve and educate students at the University of Hawai’i about the true facts surrounding organ donation after death. iDecide was the result of a project funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration grant awarded to Cheryl Albright. Read more at http://www.kaleo.org/news/website-aims-to-increase-organ-donation-awareness/article_c4cc082a-a1ff-11e4-a495-2fbaadc71d88.html

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Honoring Gary Foxen, Founder of the Donate Life Rose Parade Float

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Message from Tom Mone, CEO of OneLegacy, Chair of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance:

On January 11th, a memorial service was held to celebrate the life of Donate Life Float Founder Gary Foxen. At the service, I shared a video that we had produced for the 2015 Donate Life Never-Ending Story float Gala that tells the story of the float and Gary’s inspirational role.

The video is now on YouTube and it is worth taking a few minutes from ...

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Honoring Gary Foxen

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In 1999, suffering from severe emphysema, Gary Foxen received a lung transplant. A couple years later, Gary wrote a letter originally suggesting the entry of a Donate Life-themed float in the Rose Parade as “a way to repay society for this wonderful gift” of life. Gary was honored with the Coalition on Donation’s James M. Wolf Award for his “inspiration and commitment to increasing organ and tissue donation”. Read Gary’s story at http://www.donatelifefloat.org/prod/components/media_center/float_riders/foxen.html

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Donate Life Float in the 2015 Rose Parade

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Every donation of organs, eyes and tissue begins an inspiring story that lives on forever. In their passing, deceased donors open up a world of health, sight and mobility to people in need, while the gifts from living donors release family members, friends and even strangers to live more fully. Grateful transplant recipients are freed to contribute to their families, communities and future generations. Through its endless power to save, heal and transform lives, organ, eye and tissue ...

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Get Involved!

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The Organ Donation & Transplantation Alliance announces the launch of a new website and social media presence. Join the Alliance’s social media group on your favorite platform, interact with likeminded colleagues, and receive in-the-moment updates and current information about Alliance activities.

 

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