TRIO National 
Member E-News  
April 2019

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Again we ask YOU this challenging question: 
"How are you - along with using the power you share through TRIO membership - this special month going to help promote donor registrations, for many an act of gratitude 'paying it forward ' for our own life saving gifts?"
It's not too late if you're nearby . . .
Register for TRIO Maryland's  annual
Sat, April 13, 2019  8:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Transplant Journey is an educational conference for transplant recipients, patients waiting for a transplant, caregivers, and those considering becoming a living donor. The conference is free and open to the public, but online registration is required. REGISTRATION DEADLINE is April 8th, 2019 Download the Event Brochure. To download the event flyer,  please click here.
And while you're there, stop by the TRIO National table  
to say hello in person . . .  
- Jim Gleason & Steve Schaeffer 
TRIO welcomes a long time friend and now new sponsor in advertising support by CareDx - be sure to click through their monthly ad below to say thanks and learn more about what this great company is doing to help heart, kidney and now liver transplant survivors      
TRIO president
Celebrating my 25th year with a VERY successful heart transplant
thanks to Roberto Cuebas, my heart donor
(609) 877-4493
"TRIO thanks CareDx for their years of supporting TRIO
both locally and at the national level
for their pioneering work for the transplant patient"

Click above to learn more . . .

National Donate Life Month 2019
Life is a beautiful ride!

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, Donate Life Month features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

For the 2019 National Donate Life Month theme, Donate Life America was inspired by bicycles and the phrase "Life is a beautiful ride." Like the donation and transplantation journey , a bicycle serves as a symbol of progress, renewal and the moving circle of life.
heart recipient, Bill Soloway, TRIO Phila, promotes organ donation with his unique cycling in a parade

Bicycles come in all styles, shapes and sizes, but each is comprised of the same components, essential to supporting the rider and converting their energy into motion. Similarly, organ, eye and tissue donation offers many ways to give hope, support and strength to patients waiting, recipients and donor families. We each carry the potential to help make LIFE a beautiful ride for ourselves, and then for others, by registering as a donor, considering living donation , being a caregiver and championing the cause.

Consider your role in this lifesaving and healing journey, and how you can inspire others to provide hope through donor registration and living donation.

All of us at TRIO and Donate Life America wish you a Happy National Donate Life Month. Thank you for your efforts in promoting donation and the importance of registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, a key TRIO mission focus!

For ideas on how to celebrate organ donation this April . . .

Have you seen the new Transplant Presentation Library videos just added?

With our TRIO video library now growing past the 100 videos milestone, check out these two recent additions:


  • What is anxiety and depression?
  • How do they present"
  • How to recognize?
  • Triggers in transplant patients (pre and post
  • Early recognition by both patients and family members
  • Non-medical remedies
  • Caregivers burn out
For more, link to the full library here
Reporting on
Transplant Trends
Thanks to the gift of life from organ donors and their families, the number of donors and transplants performed in the United States are at all-time highs.
At a glance:  
people need a lifesaving organ transplant
(total waiting list candidates)
Of those, 74,531 people are active waiting list candidates.
Totals as of today 3:31pm EDT
transplants performed this year
Total Transplants January - February 2019 as of 03/31/2019
Total Donors January - February 2019 as of 03/31/2019
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Did you miss these recent news articles?

and see his latest billboard program in support of those seeking a kidney donor . . .
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These and many others appear on the TRIO website's
NEWS section, updated almost daily
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Transplant Nurses Day- April 17 2019
Say thank you to your transplant nurse today!
In April 2006, ITNS created Transplant Nurses Day to raise awareness of the unique contributions transplant nurses make in the lives of the people with whom they work, especially their patients. The celebration takes place the third Wednesday in April, this year April 17, and recognizes the skill and commitment of transplant nurses around the world.
Happy 35th Anniversary UNOS!
UNOS CEO Brian Shepard being presented with a state proclamation by Delegate Jeff Bourne in recognition of UNOS' 35th anniversary on March 21st 2019

'Patient No. 1' from a Hep C heart transplant study shares his story

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