April – Nat’l Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month.  Find more information and tools at https://donatelifecalifornia.org/donatelifemonth/ and https://www.donatelife.net/ndlm/.  You can also find a long list of Oregon activities at https://www.donatelifenw.org/news-and-events/calendar and https://www.tabortrot.com/.  Organ donation is celebrated on Blue & Green Day, April 12, 2019; for information and tools see https://www.donatelife.net/blue-green-day/ and https://donatelifecalifornia.org/bluegreenday/.

Why would you want to donate a kidney?  Maybe because of 100,000 stories like this one: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26047187/i-need-kidney-nfl-pass-rusher-dialysis-year.

2/21+ UCLA/UKEEP Patient Education

The UCLA Health CORE Kidney program will present a February 21, 2019 webinar on Living Kidney Donation.  For details and pre-registration, see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/ucla022119.pdf.

UKEEP will host a February 24, 2019 workshop on Kidney Disease: What You Should Know in Santa Monica CA.  See https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/UKEEP/UKEEP022419.pdf for details and RSVP information.

The CORE Kidney program will also present:

Find more information, and recordings of earlier CORE Kidney and UKEEP programs, at https://www.uclahealth.org/core-kidney/, along with information about the UCLA PKD program and other related educational outreach.

NW16 8/14+ Donate Life NW Volunteers

Donate Life Northwest is dedicated to helping transplant candidates maintain hope while waiting for an available matching kidney.  They offer training to volunteers for various situations.  Their upcoming training, volunteering, and celebration schedule includes:

  • August 14, 2018 – School Speaker training in Portland OR
  • August 15, 2018 – Volunteer Orientation in Bend OR
  • August 16, 2018 – School Speaker training in Portland OR
  • September 4, 2018 – Volunteer Orientation in Portland OR
  • September 8, 2018 – Volunteer Opportunity in Vancouver WA
  • September 8, 2018 – Donor Family Picnic in Salem OR
  • September 13, 2018 – School Speaker training in Eugene OR
  • September 13, 2018 – Volunteer Orientation in Eugene OR
  • September 16, 2018 – Volunteer Opportunity in Portland OR
  • September 23, 2018 – Volunteer Opportunity in Portland OR
  • November 7, 2018 – Lifesavers Breakfast

For more details, see https://mailchi.mp/donatelifenw.org/sharing-hope-this-summer.  This web page also introduces their new Latino Outreach Coordinator, Donor stories in English and Spanish, winners of their recent raffle, and information on including Donate Life Northwest in your estate, insurance, or financial plans.

NW16 4/19+ Portland Kidney Walk/Run

Mark your calendar for the Tabor Trot fun walk/run and gathering the morning of May 26 at beautiful Mt.Tabor Park on the Saturday before Memorial Day.  See past photos, video, more information, and register at http://www.tabortrot.com/.  We’ve already posted information on other Donate Life Northwest events in Portland (April 22, May 7) and Medford OR (April 11-15); for details see our Patient Calendar at the link above.  Donate Life Northwest has also recently added four new Portland volunteer opportunities:

Donate Life has also provided details on their 2018 raffle – winners will be vacationing in Maui, Baja California, Santa Fe NM, Lake Tahoe NV, or Seaside OR – see https://www.donatelifenw.org/content/annual-raffle.  For a summary of and links to all this news, see https://mailchi.mp/donatelifenw.org/april-donate-lifeline?e=d7486be0ed.

 

NW16 3/14+ Donate Life NW

Donate Life Northwest reminds us that April is National Donate Life Month – see https://www.donatelife.net/ndlm/ for details and resources.

They’ve also announced many new volunteer training sessions and other community events:

  • March 14, 2018 – Donate Life 101 and 301 in La Grande OR
  • March 19, 2018 – New Ambassador Orientation, Portland OR
  • April 11, 2018 – Happy Hour, Medford OR
  • April 12, 2018 – Donate Life 101 and 301 in Medford OR
  • April 13-14, 2018 – Pear Blossom Festival Parade, Medford OR
  • April 15, 2018 – Quilt Unveiling, Medford OR
  • April 22, 2018 – Quilt Unveiling, Portland OR
  • May 7, 2018 – New Ambassador Orientation, Portland OR
  • May 26, 2018 – Tabor Trot run/walk, Portland OR

Find more information about any of these at https://www.donatelifenw.org/news-and-events/calendar, along with more information about previously announced trainings in Portland March 18, March 25, and April 1, 2018, and the previously announced Trailblazers basketball game group tickets on March 30, 2018 (see also the Patient Calendar above).

NW16 3/3 Living Donation

NKF and Swedish Medical Center will present a March 3, 2018 in-person workshop in Seattle called The Big Ask, The Big Give: A Workshop on Living Donation.  The free half-day workshop will provide tools to find a living kidney donor, educate family and friends about living donation, and tell your story through social media and other channels.  For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/DONATE/BABG.0318.pdf.

NW16 2/24+ Erase the Wait Portland

The Erase the Wait program will present a training in Portland OR for volunteer transplant mentors on February 24, 2018, and for CKD and dialysis patients on March 18, March 25, and April 1, 2018.  For details see https://www.erasethewait.org/about, the graphic below, and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGkYnpQpgMM.

Previous Erase the Date mentor and mentee participants are invited to a reunion in Portland on March 14, 2018; for details see https://www.donatelifenw.org/civicrm/event/info?id=8390&reset=1.

Discounted ticket sales for Donate Life Northwest’s Family Night Trailblazers basketball game March 30, 2018 in Portland close on February 26, 2018.