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TransplantInformers Book Club: Medicine In Translation

Well, half the work is done for me in our latest literary treat. Medicine In Translation: Journeys with my Patients is a fantastic memoir from Dr. Danielle Ofri, a physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York. And it already has a book club guide. I became interested in Dr. Ofri’s work after reading her recent … Continue reading

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News Roundup #9: National Kidney Day, Black blood donor follow up, bone marrow heroism

Hello there newshounds! We’ve got another roundup with plenty for you to sniff at. National Kidney Month in U.S. is March, and World Kidney Day was March 8 And we have some related links, since kidney health is directly related to transplantation. Here’s the National Kidney Foundation World Kidney Day page. The Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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Giving the gift of life: Youth Education on Organ Donation

When you’re back is against the wall and your situation looks dire, all anyone wants is a chance. At least one chance to change their situation, an opportunity to fight for what they need. There are many challenging life situations that spring to mind – take for example people in need of a matching donor … Continue reading

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News Roundup #8: African American activity, Transplant quick test, Salvadorean transnational transplant, Nigerian blood donation

Goodies to combat Black history month withdrawal As Black history month wound to a close yesterday, we give wanted you a few news tidbits on the African American angle. Here at TransplantInformers, we’re no strangers to recognizing disparities that affect black communities. First up, a feature on Dr. Velma Scantlebury, the first Black woman to … Continue reading

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Laugh for Lives archives: 2008-2009

Tomorrow is the 5th Anniversary of AADP’s stand-up comedy extravaganza Laugh for Lives on March 2. In honor of this momentous event, we’re taking a look back at its many incarnations over the past five years. Not only is it a fantastic fundraiser, it is the perfect opportunity to educate the public and register a … Continue reading

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Laugh for Lives archives: 2010

To celebrate the upcoming 5th Anniversary of AADP’s stand-up comedy extravaganza Laugh for Lives on March 2, we’re taking a look back at the evolution of the event over the years. The event has proved to be a great fundraiser as well as an opportunity to educate the public and register a high volume of … Continue reading

Here's to 5 more fabulous years!

Laugh for Lives archives: 2011

One of the marquis fundraising and consciousness-raising events in the AADP stable, Laugh for Lives is an exciting stand-up comedy show that features a variety of the top Asian American comedians. To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of LFL, we’ve decided to do a multi-post retrospective on it. Not only is it a fun look back … Continue reading

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“NOT MY PROBLEM”: A key perspective on Black donor resistance in the UK

The following post is a subjective discourse on the reluctance of people from Black, Asian and minority communities to step forward and become life-saving blood, bone marrow and organ donors. It is written by one of our new regular contributors, the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) in the UK and speaks to their particular context … Continue reading

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News Roundup #7: Iowan donor diversity, Wall Street Journal and NOTA naysaying, drive bits n’ pieces

Lucky number seven. We’ve got some interesting stories for you. Addressing minority donor paucity in Iowa Iowa is looking to increase the diversity of its bone marrow and organ donors. As the Daily Ioawan, the paper for the University of Iowa reports: Only 4 percent of minorities in Iowa are organ donors. “We need more … Continue reading

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