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.

11/13+ NW16 Transplant Classes

Legacy Transplant will present a free November 16, 2017 class, Is Transplant Right for You? in Portland and Tualatin OR for patients, family, friends, and anyone who wants to learn about kidney transplantation and kidney donation. For more information and to register, see:

  • Portland, http://www.cvent.com/d/btqn0d . Simultaneous Spanish interpretation is available in Portland only, but it must be requested, at 503-413-6555, by 5pm PDT November 13, 2017.

10/7+ NW16 Transplant and Mentorship Classes

Donate Life Northwest will sponsor training, peer support, and mentorship for dialysis patients on living donation transplants, in Portland OR November 5, 12, and 19, 2017.  They will also sponsor a training for mentors on October 7, 2017.  See below for details:

9/20+ NW16 Transplant Classes

Legacy Transplant Services will present two evening classes open to anyone who wants to learn about kidney transplantation and donation, especially patients, family, and friends.  The sessions will be held live at Legacy Good Samaritan downtown, and telecast to FMC Maywood Park near the Portland airport, on September 20 and November 16, 2017.  Find more information and registration instructions at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N2/LegacyTrx17.pdf .

OHSU also hosts a transplant class in Portland on Wednesday evenings; see https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/419-ohsu-transplant-class/ .

Accepting Kidney Failure

The Home Dialysis Central blog has a recent well-received post on Kidney Failure and the Value of Acceptance that describes the setbacks that can occur while dialyzing and waiting for a transplant, and the importance of attitude.  Find it at http://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/215-kidney-failure-and-the-value-of-acceptance .