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OTDA Essentials Newsletter

Posted by Margaret Spiese

Jan 13, 2015 10:56:57 AM

Please take a moment to read through our latest edition of OTDA Essentials to see how Twin Valley has been incorporating grant money into thier curriculum, Donate Life Celebrations Calendar, Educators Symposium, and Donate Life Act update. The following link will lead you to the newsletter. Thank you for making a difference!

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Topics: Making a Difference

OTDA Institute for Educators

Posted by Margaret Spiese

Aug 26, 2014 10:37:14 AM

What a wonderful life! This could have been the theme at our recent Educators Institute in Camp Hill. The day began with moving stories from those who have experienced organ and tissue donation first-hand. Donor mother, Alison Mohn, told of her son Ryan's gifts to more than 100 recipients- organ and tissue! Then, Steve Turner shared his fabulous story of donating his kidney, he not know to whom at the time, but his gift started a chain the saved the lives of three people, including the grandmother who received his kidney. Next, we were privileged to hear from Monica Forte, mother of Tony, age 9, who still awaits a stomach, liver, and intestinal transplant. Tony lightened the entire day with his boyish antics and incredible patience. Then, Nina Fehnel of Northeast Pa. Lions' Eyebank, shared her experience of losing her sight just before marriage, and, in the course of several years, receiving two corneal transplants. Fianlly, on the panel, was Alex Joynt, heart recipient, who won gold and siver medals in the recent Transplant Games in Houston. Each of the stories demonstrated the validity of organ and tissue donation.

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Topics: Organ and Tissue Donation

Essentials Newsletter

Posted by Margaret Spiese

Jul 7, 2014 11:44:20 AM

The following link will take to the latest edition of OTDA's Essentials Newsletter. Please take a moment and read about the wonderful job the mini-grant recipient sites have done implementing organ and tissue donation into thier curriculum. They are truly making a difference in their communities!

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Topics: Organ and Tissue Donation, Donate Life

Educators' Institute

Posted by Heather Shearer

Jun 13, 2014 11:09:25 AM

The OTDA Education Program is hosting a free one-day conference at the Radisson in Camp Hill, Pa on August 7th. The agenda includes: ideas on how to incorporate organ and tissue donation awareness into existing curriculum;  real-life stories from recipients and donors; network with colleagues, interactive video conference with Adventures in Medicine and Science; OTDA basics; and other free educational opportunites the OTDA program has to offer.  Act 48 and 58 hours are available. If interested in attending this informative and innovative conference, please contact me at 717.606.1795, or [email protected]

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Topics: Organ and Tissue Donation

Expanding the Organ and Tissue Donation Conversation

Posted by Heather Shearer

Apr 17, 2014 2:50:00 PM

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As the project coordinator for the Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Program, I am excited to launch this new blog dedicated to helping students (and families) make decisions about Organ and Tissue Donation. Being National Donate Life Month (according to donatelife.net), this is the perfect time to expand communications with families, teachers, etc.

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Topics: Organ and Tissue Donation, Donate Life