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March 2015

Meeting March 5th 6pm

April 2015
April 2nd
 

Transplant Games
Have you heard of the Transplant Games of America???
The Transplant Games are a multi-sport festival event held every two years. More then just an event, the games highlight the critical importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, while celebrating and honoring those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Cleveland Ohio will be hosting the next games, June 10-15 2016. There are activities for Transplants, Donor families and Living donors, and Transplant Professionals and supporters. This is a very exciting time! On average, every hour during these games, a transplant recipient is meeting his donor family.
This is a great way to connect, even if your unable to reach out to your own donor family, it's an emotional time for all.
If you would like more information please check out www.transplantgamesofamerica.org,. You wont want to miss it, there will be events for everyone!


Did you attend the 2014 Christmas Party?
Each year we host a wonderful Christmas party and dinner. Good socializing with folks who understand the special needs of transplant recipients.

Heart Transplant Picnic 2012

Thanks for attending our picnic!
Fun, food and friends was the theme at the 2014 Annual COH Picnic. The Picnic was held at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland and everyone had a wonderful time socializing. Please join us again in 2015!



 
 
Upset Tummy?

This PDF article speaks to the importance of keeping your doctor informed about stomach upset problems and managing side effects of transplant medications.
GI (gastrointestinal) upset is one of the more common, but less severe side effects caused by some transplant medications.

  • GI Upset PDF Doc
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    Are You Donation Savvy?

    This PDF details how to join the Ohio Donor Registry. Many organs and tissues can be donated to help save the lives of those in need. Please consider joining the registry so that you can help extend the lives of your fellow citizens.

  • Donation Information PDF Doc
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    March 2015 Newsletter:

    Read an online version of our newsletter that was mailed out.

  • March 2015 PDF
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    Books Of Interest


    "Transplant"
    A novel by John A. Elefteriades, MD. Medical Fiction, Bending medical ethics. A fast read that keeps pages turning.


    "Cold Hands, Warm Heart"
    By Jill Wolfson A novel of teens going through transplants.

     

     

    Personal Stories

    A Change Of Heart

    On Easter Sunday, March 31, 1991, I had a change of heart – literally!  On that date I was the joyful recipient of a heart transplant.  A procedure that had become almost routine to the medical profession was an answer to prayer to me in the form of a 20th century miracle.

     







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