Event: Transplant Candidate Workshop

Notice: TRIO Philadelphia is partnering with the Gift of Life Donor Program in hosting a 2015 candidate workshop in the Fall – date and agenda TBA!

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To give you some idea of what prior candidate workshops have offered, read the following:

A new very special educational opportunity open to all  is scheduled for Saturday, May 10th, 2014 from 8am til 3pm, Gift of Life Donor Program office in Philadelphia. . .

Gift of Life offices – site of TRIO’s Candidate Workshop

https://triophiladelphia.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/trio-phl-candidate-wksp-flyer-may-10-2014.pdf

We  host these workshops at least once each year.  To register for a workshop or get further information contact: Jim Gleason at GleasonJim@aol.com or call (609) 877-4493 – our next workshop event is May 10th, 2014, so get your name on the  list now.

The event’s information Flyer is available here:  Candidate Workshop flyer May 10 2014

and then the workshop brochure with agenda detail is here:

TRIO Phila Candidate Workshop 2014 Agenda

Intended audiences:

  • Candidates
  • Family
  • Caregivers
  • Clergy
  • Public
  • Medical professionals
  • Students

Topics and format:

While offering a very personal safe environment with ample time to meet recipients, the presentations currently planned include:

Saturday – May 10th

  • 8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast & Registration & Networking with other candidates and recipients (optional)
  • 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
    • Self-introductions
    • Workshop goals
    • Workshop agenda
    • Welcome: Gift of Life Donor Program
  • 9:15 – 10:00 Introduction to the Transplant Network/Process:
    • Process overview & timeline
    • UNOS
      • “THE List”
      • Waitlist numbers
    • The organ procurement organization (OPO)
    • The transplant center
    • Allocation process (general)
    • Allocation scoring (MELD, LAS, etc.)
    • Resources
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Preparing for Your Transplant:
    • Listing for transplant (process)
    • Multiple listing
    • Choosing a transplant center
    • The transplant evaluation
    • Questions to ask
    • Waiting for transplant
    • Getting the call
    • Transplant surgery
    • Transplant Family House & other options
  • 10:30 – 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Living Donation:
    • Facts about living donation
    • Donor/candidate relationship
    • Paired exchange kidney option
    • Living donor criteria
    • Getting started
    • Financial aspects
    • Questions to ask
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Developing a Financial Plan:
    • Support services
    • Transplant social workers
    • Financial coordinators
    • Transplant costs
    • Other costs
    • Financing your transplant
    • Private insurance
    • Government programs (Medicare/Medicaid, etc.)
    • Pharma assistance programs
    • TRICARE
    • State “High Risk” insurance pools
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Lunch & Social Networking
  • 12:45 – 1:30 Life After Transplant:
    • Surgical recovery
    • Going home
    • Medications
    • Doctor visits post-transplant
    • Lifestyle changes
    • Back to work/school
    • Joys of life post-transplant
    • Changes (physical/relationships)
    • Communicating with your donor
    • Future technology advances
  •  1:30 – 1:45 Promoting Organ & Tissue Donation:
    • Donation facts & figures
    • Telling your story
    • Volunteering
  • 1:45 – 2:00 Closing and feedback
    • Closing summary comments
    • Workshop evaluation survey
    • On-going support
      • Organizations
      • Resources
  • 2:00 – 3:00 (optional) Social networking, tour & mentoring opportunities (optional)
    • Transplant Family House tour

Event format:

  • Self-introductions by specific data
  • OPO meeting location
  • Medical professionals as speakers
    • Not center specific content/promotion
  • Breakout sessions by organ type facilitated by organ specific transplant patients
  • Transplant recipients by organ sharing their organ specific experience
  • 7 hours with snack/social break in middle
    • 8-9 registration/breakfast
    • 9-12 meetings/break for snack and social time
    • 12-1 box lunch/tour of OPO
    • 1-2 meetings
    • 2-3 post meeting social time (optional by individual interest)
    • tour of the Family House (optional)
  • Recorded vignettes of selected time constrained topics
  • Gift of Life Family House for families while dealing with organ transplant here in the city of Philadelphia

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