Partners Newsletter – Fall 2015
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.
- BEST PRACTICES: Making Sense of Organ, Eye and Tissue Referrals (Part 2)
In our last issue of Partners, we reviewed the “who, what, why, where and how” regarding the Donor Referral Hotline. As a follow-up, let's take a closer look at the “how” as it relates to the differences between organ, eye and tissue donation and the agencies who respond to them.
- SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION: Perinatal Symposium Features Talk About Supporting Families Who Choose Life Amidst Loss
At the 42nd Annual Perinatal Symposium in Syracuse, we presented a plenary discussion, "Organ Donation: Life Emerging from Sadness." Crouse Hospital, Upstate Medical University and the hospitals' Central New York Regional Perinatal Programs sponsored the symposium. The presentation focused on three areas of discussion, including the impact organ donation can have on a family after the loss of a child.
- GIFT OF LIFE STORIES: Heart Recipient Scott Hetsko Is LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST
After struggling for six years with a heart condition and being hospitalized for three months, the popular News 8 Rochester meteorologist is grateful every day for his donor who gave him a second chance. Scott and the entire team at News 8 are now enthusiastically encouraging more people to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry.
- EVENTS: Honoring Those Who Passed Life On, and New York's Day-Long Donor Registry Drive
Celebrations of Life events were held in the Syracuse and Rochester regions to honor organ, eye and tissue donors. And New York State's first-ever organ donor enrollment day received the backing of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
FLDRN Staff Updates
Please join us in welcoming our newest team members.
February 12: Donate Life Night with the Rochester Amerks
Always a fun and inspiring night on the ice! For the 2016 event, we will be celebrating the gift of life and our organizations’ milestone anniversaries: The Rochester Americans 60th and Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network’s 30th!
April: Donate Life Month
Join our Facebook Page for up-to-date information on Donate Life Month activities.
June 10 – 15: Transplant Games of America, Cleveland, Ohio
The delegation from “Team Finger Lakes” will be represented by nearly 30 transplant recipients, living donors and donor family members.
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