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Let's Talk Hope
26 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Diversity, equity, and inclusion is not new to the healthcare and social just systems. Dr. Donyale Padgett speaks to Let’s Talk Hope about why disparities exist in multiethnic communities and why it's important to learn the community needs and norms and work to eliminate these disparities.
26 minutes | May 23, 2021
On the waiting list
One of the most challenging parts of the donation process is the wait for a transplant. Laura Barajas reflects on receiving her brother’s kidney, and what her current wait is like. Also: Former United Network for Organ Sharing public relations director Lisa Schaffner explains how the national waiting list operates.
24 minutes | May 9, 2021
Young and in charge
Talking to kids about organ and tissue donation can be tough. When Marissa Marton’s son Andrew got his driver’s license at 16, he knew he wanted to be a donor. But he passed away before the family could talk about his decision. Marissa talks about the right age to have that conversation with your children. And we speak to Sara Miller, President and Founder of Student Organ Donation Advocates (SODA) and Samantha Newman, SODA Chapter Lead at the University of Illinois about the power that our youth can have on influencing the conversation about donation explain how they created the Student Organ Donation Advocates organization.
28 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Who is Gift of Hope?
Gift of Hope’s new CEO, Dr. Harry Wilkins, III, discusses the basics of organ and tissue donation and shares his vision for the organization. We also talk with Heather Runyan, a donor wife, who shares the story of her husband Dan and how he was able to bring hope to more than 200 people by the gift of tissue donation.
0 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Coming soon - The premier of Let's Talk Hope
Stay tuned for the launch on April 22nd!
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