We are proud to support candidates, recipients and their families as they navigate transplant financial concerns. Here are two exciting pieces of fall transplant news from the HelpHOPELive team.
‘Tis the season for fall conferences! HelpHOPELive leadership represented our organization at three important professional gatherings:
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Understanding national Centers of Excellence requirements for transplantation
- How Medicare coverage serves transplant needs
- Panel discussion: top resources for transplant financial aid (with HelpHOPELive CEO David Bakelman)
Location: Columbus, Ohio
- A firsthand, start-to-finish look at a recipient’s kidney/pancreas transplant journey
- The ethics of altruistic kidney donation and inmate organ donation
- Discussion: how to fundraise effectively for a transplant (with HelpHOPELive CEO David Bakelman)
Location: San Diego, California
- Our first year engaging with professionals at this important gathering!
- Modern tools for tracking and analyzing transplant data
- Transplant financial management, including Medicare reimbursement and reducing overhead costs
Congrats to the winners of our conference raffles who won gift cards from HelpHOPELive: Teressa Lawrence, a financial coordinator at NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center (New York); and Deborah G. Evans, a social worker at St. Vincent Hospital (Indiana).
New Transplant Video Announcement!
With the support of Philadelphia digital media agency Allied Pixel, HelpHOPELive will be releasing an incredible new video to help transplant families understand how our nonprofit can support their financial needs.
We interviewed HelpHOPELive patient and heart transplant recipient Leslie Sorg along with her brother, son and sister to learn how fundraising impacted her journey. Here’s a quote from Leslie:
“This is not something you do alone. I was unaware how expensive [a] transplant would be. I was shocked. I was totally and completely resistant to fundraising. Then my social worker told me about HelpHOPELive. I couldn’t stand the idea of asking people for money…Honestly, it was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done. They money was so appreciated [and] my heart is a rock star because of it! There was an astronomical amount of community support and love, and all because I reached out. My family, my friends and my co-workers became the strength that I needed.”
You can find an additional behind-the-scenes video on our Instagram page.
The video will launch by 2016 – stay tuned!
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