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Organ & Tissue Donation: An Opportunity to Make A Difference. Ray Gabel, BA Community Educator Midwest Transplant Network. Midwest Transplant Network Services. Organ Donation/Referral Tissue Donation/Referrals Professional Education Community Education Donor Family Aftercare

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organ tissue donation an opportunity to make a difference

Organ & Tissue Donation:An Opportunity to Make A Difference

Ray Gabel, BA

Community Educator

Midwest Transplant Network

midwest transplant network services
Midwest Transplant Network Services
  • Organ Donation/Referral
  • Tissue Donation/Referrals
  • Professional Education
  • Community Education
  • Donor Family Aftercare
  • Transplant Team Fly out/support

Headquarters

Satellite Offices

distribution of organs
Distribution of Organs
  • United Network for Organ Sharing
    • LocalRegionalNational
  • Blood type
  • Height and weight
  • Status: “How sick is the patient?”
  • Length of waiting time
  • HLA matching (kidney and pancreas)
slide7
Fact . . .
  • Over 102,000 men, women, and children in the United States are currently awaiting a life-saving organ transplant.
  • Nearly 3,000 of them live in the Kansas-Missouri area.
  • In 2008 there were approximately 8,000 deceased organ donors and 6,308 living donors resulting in 28,355 organ transplants.
  • In 2008, there were approximately 30,000 tissue donors.
  • Approximately 750,000 tissue transplants are performed annually.

Source: UNOS, Coalition on Donation

the other waiting list
The “Other” Waiting List
  • 26 Million asthma suffers
  • 3 Million with emphysema
  • 17 Million diabetics
  • 12 Million with heart disease
  • 30,000 Children and adults with CF
  • 20 Million with arthritis
  • 10 Million with osteoarthritis (80% women) Source: IIAM 2006
slide10
Fact . . .
  • Every 11 minutes a new name is added to the national waiting list.
  • An average of 18 people die each day in this country because an organ donor did not become available in time.
  • 12% of the U.S. population is African American, 35% of patients awaiting kidney transplants are African American

Source: UNOS, Coalition on Donation, NKF

distribution of organs1
Distribution of Organs
  • United Network for Organ Sharing
    • LocalRegionalNational
  • Blood type
  • Height and weight
  • Status: “How sick is the patient?”
  • Length of waiting time
  • HLA matching (kidney and pancreas)
slide12
Fact . . .
  • Over 102,000 men, women, and children in the United States are currently awaiting a life-saving organ transplant.
  • Nearly 3,000 of them live in the Kansas-Missouri area.
  • In 2008 there were approximately 8,000 deceased organ donors and 6,308 living donors resulting in 28,355 organ transplants.
  • In 2008, there were approximately 30,000 tissue donors.
  • Approximately 750,000 tissue transplants are performed annually.

Source: UNOS, Coalition on Donation

the other waiting list1
The “Other” Waiting List
  • 26 Million asthma suffers
  • 3 Million with emphysema
  • 17 Million diabetics
  • 12 Million with heart disease
  • 30,000 Children and adults with CF
  • 20 Million with arthritis
  • 10 Million with osteoarthritis (80% women) Source: IIAM 2006
slide16
Fact . . .
  • One organ and tissue donor can help more than 50 people.
lung transplant waiting list
Lung Transplant Waiting List
  • 12% death rate per year
  • 40-50% of those identified as suitable transplant canidates will die from underlying disease before suitable organ is available
  • 2 deaths occur on the waiting list for every 3 patients transplanted
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