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.
The video My Choice, Home Dialysis has been placed on YouTube where it can be accessed easily. It features patients describing the advantages of home dialysis in their own words. Find it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZquRiZ0RwSU. For subtitles:
Click on the gear symbol (“Settings,” in the lower right)
Click on “Subtitles/CC(2) Off >”
Click on “Spanish – Default” or “English – Default”
YouTube can also translate subtitles into more than a hundred additional languages.
This year’s topic for the Renal Support Network’s Annual Essay Contest, for people diagnosed with CKD, is Who Inspires, Encourages, or Educates You to Live Well with Kidney Disease? First prize is $500. Winning entries are published in print and online. Essays must be submitted by August 10, 2018. For full information and to enter the contest, see http://www.rsnhope.org/essay-contest/.