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“Partners” – Our E-Newsletter for Healthcare Professionals

Welcome to PARTNERS, Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network’s e-newsletter for healthcare professionals. If you’re not receiving this informative newsletter via email, be sure to sign below.

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Our goal at Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (FLDRN) is to keep you, a healthcare professional, up to date about organ, eye and tissue donation, and transplantation. Here are highlights from recent Partners e-newsletters.


  • Partners Newsletter - Fall 2015Heart recipient Scott Hesko from WROC returns to work

    As we close out the year 2015, we continue our Best Practices series involving the Donor Referral Hotline, looking at "how" it relates to the differences between organ, eye and tissue donation and the agencies who respond to them. We review a symposium presentation that explains how to support donor families who choose LIFE amidst loss. And we share the heart transplant story of News 8/WROC Rochester meteorologist, Scott Hetsko.

  • Partners Newsletter – Spring 2015Kathy and Kevin Baker in memory of daughter Michelle

    This edition includes a note of thanks for your efforts to promote organ donation during National Donate Life Month; two donor families share why they are grateful to hospital staff; we explain who should talk to families about donation, and how the donor 1-800-hotline operates; and you meet transplant surgeon Dr. Vaughn Whittaker, who wrote a poem in praise of organ donation and transplantation.

  • Partners Newsletter - Early Spring 2014Partners Newsletter - Early Spring 2014

    This edition of Partners includes an update about DCD, which now stands for "Donation after Circulatory Death." Find out how FLDRN is updating you on the new DCD guidelines.

  • Partners Newsletter - Fall 2014Partners Newsletter - Fall 2014

    Get the facts about organ donor registration in Upstate New York. Also, in this edition of Partners, test your knowledge about organ, eye and tissue donation. Find out how management times can be extended by as much as 48 to 72 hours. Read how Fred Knewstub received his new heart after waiting 10 months. And, as as a best practice, get insights into unique in-service programs.

  • Partners Newsletter - Fall 2013discussion; organ, eye and tissue donation, organ donation, hospital, finger lakes donor recovery network, fldrn, organ donor registry, new yotk, donate life registry, collaboration

    The first edition of Partners includes news about a collaborative project at five ICUs at Strong Memorial Hospital and Upstate University Hospital. The project is being undertaken to standardize the donation approach process with families of potential donors.

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