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.
We need one patient from Idaho, and one from Montana
Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER): This is a national group devoted to improving emergency preparedness and response for kidney patients and ESRD facilities. This involves quarterly conference calls. Learn more about the Coalition at http://www.kcercoalition.com/. We need two patients from any Network state – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement will host a free 7 December, 2017 audio “WIHI” program on The (Careful and Kind) Patient Revolution., featuring the Mayo Clinic’s Victor Montori, MD. This Patient Revolution is “a movement based on stories. [It’s] mission is to arm people to tell stories; stories about their lives, stories about their capabilities and limitations, and stories about what risks, benefits and trade-offs look like from their point of view. We want people to tell these stories in exam rooms and hospital rooms, in their communities and in the rooms where decisions get made.” For more information and to register, see http://forms.ihi.org/next-wihi-on-december-7-at-2-pm-et-the-careful-and-kind-patient-revolution. For The (Careful and Kind) Patient Revolution website, see https://patientrevolution.org/whywerevolt/.