Clinical Day and TV Show for Organ Donation Awareness
Submitted by Ketan Mukherjee | Top News
In Sydney, health authorities will be hosting an organ and tissue donation clinical day on Wednesday for interested doctors, nurses, nutritionists, social workers and health managers.
The organ and tissue donation resource nurse, Janet Evans, points out: “This event is a great platform for health-care providers to learn more about organ and tissue donation. We have a variety of speakers who can educate everyone on all aspects of donation from both clinical and personal perspectives.”
Among the participants the guest speakers Shelley MacLean and Dr. Stephen Beed will attend the event. Mac Lean, diseased from a severe lung disease, represents an organ donation recipient who survived a lethal disease because of a transplant. Dr. Beed is dedicated to the cause of organ donation and represents a medical advisory for the Nova Scotia donation program.
In the meantime, the New Zealand TV channel TVNZ will broadcast a new TV show on organ donation during prime time. “With over 500 people with kidney failure on the waiting list for transplants, Kidney Health New Zealand congratulates TVNZ for its decision to air the new TV series Situation Critical in primetime”.
Both events serve to raise awareness for the cause of organ donation whether among professional or in the general public sphere. Currently, the donation rate in New Zealand is very low with waiting times for a transplant between 3 to 5 years.