In Turn: Ellyse’s OutLook, Part 3

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In a series of posts, Ellyse Look shares her journey as an Asian American Donor Program (AADP) intern with us in a series of thoughtful and detailed reflections. It’s a revealing window into the everyday ups and downs and the minutiae of donor recruitment. Her diary is also testament to a truly hands-on experience, and … Continue reading

Giving the Gift of Life Youth Organ Donation Awareness: The GGOL Ambassador Experience…so far

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Giving the Gift of Life (GGOL) is a unique programme cultivating organ, blood and bone marrow donor youth ambassadors through job skills training. It was created by the UK’s African Caribbean Leukamia Trust (ACLT). One of their participants from the programme gives us the inside scoop on his training experience. By Matthew Babayemi, ACLT Youth … Continue reading

In turn: Ellyse’s OutLook, part 2

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In a series of posts, Ellyse Look shares her journey as an Asian American Donor Program (AADP) intern with us in a series of thoughtful and detailed reflections. It’s a revealing window into the everyday ups and downs and the minutiae of donor recruitment. Her diary is also testament to a truly hands-on experience, and  … Continue reading

In Turn: Ellyse’s OutLook

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Editor’s Note: My passion for transplant donor outreach and education was stoked as the first college intern at the Asian American Donor Program (AADP). I am so proud that since 2004 AADP has continued to encourage the next generation of health educators and community advocates,  regularly welcoming interns into their fold. We all know that … Continue reading

Enter the Young: British teens become world’s youngest donors

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This is huge news. While the age to join the bone marrow registry is normally 18 in most countries, the Anthony Nolan registry in the UK made a historical shift at the beginning of October lowering the age to 16. British teenagers joining at this age will be the youngest registered donors in the world. … Continue reading

Shades of Swag: More than meets the eye

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Editor’s note: Whether it’s Tom Cruise in Risky Business, LeBron and the NBA even adopting geek chic, or half the Warby Parker catalog, there’s no doubt that the RayBan style wayfarer frames are a must-have item for any bright young thing. Taking a page out of the book of eternal cool is actually a stylish … Continue reading

Consider the child: Minor donation is a major issue

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By Marion Siebelink University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. m.j.siebelink@umcg.nl Pediatric organ donation: The basics Children on the waiting list for transplantation die because of a shortage in size-matched organs. These organs and tissues generally come from other children. Organ donation in pediatrics is a very sensitive process. A deeper understanding … Continue reading

Giving the gift of life: Youth Education on Organ Donation – Part 2

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In our last article we introduced the ACLT’s (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust) UK ‘Giving the Gift of Life’ Ambassador program and discussed how the programme has the ability to bring hope to both potential recipients and young people. Building on that post, we will expand on the ways in which this important programme impacts people’s attitudes … Continue reading

Youth speaking out! Pint sized pioneers urging bone marrow donor registration

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They may not be eligible as bone marrow donors, and some are patients themselves, but the under-18 set are proving to be vocal on the matter of donation. In a New York Daily News story, two boys , Luis Danvers (a second grader with leukemia) and his BFF Jack Szablewski have joined forces to show … Continue reading

News Roundup #10: Transplant Education, immunosuppressant lynchpins, Flynn profile, OPTN public comment

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Compensation for donors? The Flynns say yes For those of you who were wondering about the Flynn behind Flynn v. Holder, look no further. The BBC has done a profile on the Flynn family whose lawsuit sparked the landmark 9th circuit court of appeals ruling that bone marrow donors who donate via peripheral blood can … Continue reading

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