Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

OTS Meeting: Transplant Humor

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Let’s have fun at the OTS meeting on August 3 with a presentation all about transplant humor!  What’s so funny about a transplant, you may ask?  Well, come to this meeting to find out!

Our speaker for the meeting on August 3 will be OTS member Dan Danko.  Dan will examine the role of humor in transplant healthcare using anecdotes from his personal experiences.  He will also discuss the challenges in trying to strike a balance between seriousness and levity in a transplant healthcare setting.  

This meeting will be held at the Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, 3551 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove.  Please note that due to summer hours at the Wellness Center the time of this meeting have changed. 

 

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May
4
7:00 PM19:00

OTS Meeting: Dental Care for Transplant Patients

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The OTS meeting on Friday, May 4, 2018 will feature a presentation about dental care for organ transplant patients.  Our speaker for this meeting will be Dr. Martin Hogan.  Dr. Hogan is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery; and the director of the Dental General Practice Residency Program at Loyola University Medical Center.  His practice is dedicated to caring for patients of all ages, with special attention to those medically and mentally compromised patients who require their dental treatment to be completed in the hospital setting.

This talk will focus on multi-disciplinary planning and dental care of patients who are either preparing for an upcoming organ transplant, just received an organ transplant or who have already received an organ transplant in the past.  We will focus on the oral cavity, specifically, and guidelines that patients can utilize to help lead them through this process and their care.

Dr. Hogan will also discuss various types of organ transplants including heart, kidney, liver, lung and pancreas to name some; and some of the specific oral health concerns to address related to each of these.  A very open and honest question and answer period is encouraged throughout the talk.

The OTS meeting will be held at the Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, at 3551 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove.  This meeting is free and is open to the public.   

 

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Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

28th Annual OTS Dedication to Honor All Organ and Tissue Donors Tree Planting

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In celebration of National Donate Life Month, all are invited to attend the 2018 OTS Tree Planting Ceremony honoring organ and tissue donors, their families, as well as recipients, friends and caregivers.  

The ceremony will start in the Meeting House at Naper Settlement, 523 South Webster Street in beautiful Naperville, Illinois.   We will have speakers about organ and tissue donation as well as the personal story of donation from a donor family.   Following the ceremony, we will go outside where everyone is invited to participate in the ceremonial tree planting of this year’s tree.  Following the tree planting everyone is invited to enjoy light refreshments and friendship back in the Meeting House.  

The OTS Tree Planting Ceremony & Dedication is a very special way that all transplant recipients can honor our organ donors for the gift of life.   If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the OTS office at 630-527-8640.  Mark your calendars NOW to attend the OTS Dedication on Sunday, April 29, 2018!  

It is our desire that this living tree will stand as a reminder to everyone of the lives that these donors have saved through their most generous and precious gift.  

 

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