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TRIO Phila Transplant Candidate Workshop Agenda

18 Feb

Notice: TRIO Philadelphia is partnering with the Gift of Life Donor Program in hosting a 2016 candidate workshop in the Fall – date and agenda TBA!


to see what past events have offered in their agenda, read the following . . .

TRIO Phila Candidate Workshop 2014 Agenda

(click on event title in line above to download/view the workshop agenda)

“Are you waiting for (or considering) an organ transplant?”

The life challenge you are facing is both complex and so amazingly successful  Here in the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region we have over 43 transplant programs that reach out and save lives every day, returning dying patients to a “new normal” and potentially very long productive and fulfilling lives post transplant.

While each program offers an education session about their local process and that particular organ, there is so much more to consider and learn about that can increase even further your chances of success and that post transplant life so many enjoy.

TRIO Philadelphia invites you to bring your family along for this one day educational and social event that will offer expert presentations on the many aspects of the adventure you are about to journey.  Learn about the process overall and the things you can do while waiting to “make a difference.”  Our 2014 workshop will be held Saturday, May 10th, 9 to 2 (with optional opportunities from 8 to 9am and 2 to 3pm), at the Gift of Life Donor Program office in Philadelphia (see brochure link below for agenda details and event address)

For this event or a schedule of future workshops, contact Jim Gleason at or (609) 877-4493 to register or ask questions.  Note: space is usually limited, so early registration is advised.

Click here for details about our upcoming program open to all at no charge.  Just part of the mission of our chapter here in Philadelphia.


TRIO intimacy survey for recipients and their partners – results & video

11 Oct

10/1/12 Update: This survey is now closed.  To download the raw results of that survey, click here –> TRIO Post Transplant Intimacy survey results.  To watch the video of that TRIO Leadership Summit workshop with panel and audience discussion, click below:

Original posting: TRIO (Transplant Recipients International Organization, Inc.)  is hosting a workshop on the topic: “Enjoying sexual fulfillment post transplant” at its Leadership Summit & 25th Anniversary dinner Friday Sept 28/29th.  To open up the discussion by a panel of two transplant recipients and two partners of recipients led by a transplant nurse facilitator, TRIO is asking organ transplant recipients and partners of recipients to take a totally anonymous survey from which we will compile summary reports and any comments to for that workshop.  Both recipients and partners take the identical survey separately, so neither will see the others responses.  No identifying information is gathered, no sexually explicit questions are asked, only general life experience data and any comments you may wish to offer.

If you are a transplant recipient or a partner of one, please help by taking just 5 minutes to take this survey between now and next Monday when it will close at midnight (Eastern time).  Just click on this link:

Note: after the Summit is over, we will post a video of that workshop so everyone can see what develops.

Please address any questions to TRIO president, Jim Gleason (18 years heart recipient) at  This open to all, so pass the link to your network of fellow patients and their partners.