Oregon Health Sciences University will hold a free July 21, 2018 Transplant Picnic for recipients, donors, patients on a waitlist, health care providers, friends, and family members. For more information see https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/transplant/about-us/outreach-programs/upload/Event-Flyer.pdf. No RSVP is necessary.
Dialysis Patient Citizens will present an April 26, 2018 webinar on A Livable, Lovable Approach to Kidney Disease Nutrition. The webinar will include information on using food to slow progression and reduce complications of kidney disease, on reducing confusion in kidney-friendly diets, and on making them more enjoyable. For details and registration see http://www.dpcedcenter.org/education-seminars.
DPC will also present educational webinars on May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, and December 27, 2018. The May and July webinars will be on kidney transplantation.
UNOS/OPTN has proposed changes to the organ procurement policies and bylaws for transplantation. Find details at https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/governance/public-comment. The American Journal of Kidney Diseases blog has posted comments on the proposals, at https://ajkdblog.org/2018/03/07/controversial-optn-committee-structure-changes-up-for-public-comment/.
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).
NKF, the Portland Kidney Group, and Legacy Health will present a March 18, 2018 Patient & Community Education Symposium in Portland OR on Everyday Heroes and New Technology and Treatment Updates. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NKF/PrtldSymp2018.pdf.
Legacy Transplant Services will present four classes on Is Kidney Transplant Right for You? in Portland during 2018, on March 7, May 3, September 12, and November 8. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/Legacy/LegacyTrx0318.pdf, and register at http://www.legacyhealthevents.org.
The latest Renal Support Network KidneyTalk podcast is on My Kidney & Transplant Journey featuring the winner of the 2016 RSN essay contest. Find the audio recording at http://www.rsnhope.org/kidneytalk/my-kidney-pancreas-transplant-journey/. The website also includes links to previous RSN KidneyTalk podcasts.