Presentation: Life Choice Donor Services
Strong need for donors – 20,000 people on each transplant waitlist.
Donatelifenewengland.org – register to be an organ donor – different than having the box checked on your license. Website can specify your limits for donation.
- requires signed consent by 2 witnesses, one of which cannot be a close relative, friend or caregiver
The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act is the law that governs deceased donation in the US – based on gift law, not informed consent
Adults can make their own legally binding donation decision prior to death that family cannot override
LCDS provides donation experts, 24/7 donor screening, bereavement specialists, aftercare programs, recovery specialists, trained requesters, donor management, organ allocation and best practices
UPDATE: Ware Community College, Tracy Opalinski and Gail Farnsworth-French
We’ve had some donations of locations for the site of the community college program. They’re trying to develop a budget, and to create a 501c3 for money to be processed through. HCC wants to begin programming in January/February 2016 – noncredit vocational courses. Academic credit-bearing programs will likely start next September as distance learning or online learning.
Priorities include CNA training. Community Health Worker program.
Salvation Army Kettle Campaign
Get trained to do bell-ringing – email Emily!
Tatiana – If you know of anyone who’s a first time teen parents, refer them to Tatiana for home visits, screenings, parenting groups, etc
Candy – call the Ware PD if you see any drug paraphernalia around
JAC – there’s a new DV advocate on staff, yay!
Gail F-F – you can get free business software training from the CDC
Lynn – some openings at the ware family center
John – Ware Senior Center Sat the 21st from 6pm-9pm oldies dance
Stuart – town meeting tonight, 7pm at the high school
Jane – BHN working with tapestry to create a harm reduction program
Angels and backpacks program is growing from Warren to West Brookfield, North Brookfield and New Braintree
Tracy – Wed 6pm Ware business and civic assoc – join the calendar and the catalog to promote your business
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