Washington Regional Transplant Community

Washington Regional Transplant Community Register to become an organ, eye and tissue donor today at www.BeADonor.org/Register! Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC) is the OFFICIAL Donate Life Organization for the greater metropolitan Washington, DC, area.

WRTC is the federally-designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for the Washington, DC, area. It is the non-profit agency responsible for recovering and distributing organs and tissues used in lifesaving and life-enhancing transplants as well as far-reaching medical research and therapy. WRTC covers all of the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and the "Capital Beltway" counties in Mary

WRTC is the federally-designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for the Washington, DC, area. It is the non-profit agency responsible for recovering and distributing organs and tissues used in lifesaving and life-enhancing transplants as well as far-reaching medical research and therapy. WRTC covers all of the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and the "Capital Beltway" counties in Mary

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Happy #BossDay to our fearless leaders who continue to help us navigate the challenges of COVID-19 so we can save lives ...
10/16/2021

Happy #BossDay to our fearless leaders who continue to help us navigate the challenges of COVID-19 so we can save lives through organ donation. 💙💚 Also, be a boss and register to be an organ donor at BeADonor.org. #DonateLife

Happy #BossDay to our fearless leaders who continue to help us navigate the challenges of COVID-19 so we can save lives through organ donation. 💙💚 Also, be a boss and register to be an organ donor at BeADonor.org. #DonateLife

Grateful for her lifesaving gift, a kidney and liver transplant recipient has an important message for others. “I am a (...
10/15/2021
News 4 Your Sunday: Need for Minority Organ Donors

Grateful for her lifesaving gift, a kidney and liver transplant recipient has an important message for others. “I am a (organ) donor now and I would hope that everyone check that box.” #DonateLife #BeADonor #LeaveALegacy

News4 Community Reporter Molette Green shares her sister’s story of getting new kidney and liver, and News4’s Pat Lawson Muse spoke with Washington Regional Transplant Community Director of Community Affairs Lesley Compagnone.

1 donor can save 8 lives. 1 Tissue donor can enhance the lives of 75 people. Register to be an organ donor and give the ...
10/07/2021
Washington Regional Transplant Community

1 donor can save 8 lives.
1 Tissue donor can enhance the lives of 75 people. Register to be an organ donor and give the gift of life today!

For more information and to register to be a donor visit www.Beadonor.org

Home Professional and Clinical Partners Upcoming Events for Donor Families Volunteer with Donate Life REGISTER NOW You can give life and hope to others by registering as an organ, eye, and tissue donor today. Donor Family Support During COVID 19 Crisis DID YOU KNOW Every ten minutes, someone is adde...

WRTC is honored to be participating in Colleen’s BA 5K! This event was established in memory of Colleen Mitchel who was ...
10/01/2021

WRTC is honored to be participating in Colleen’s BA 5K! This event was established in memory of Colleen Mitchel who was born with Biliary Atresia. Please email Anna-Maria at [email protected] for information on how to participate in the 5K! #donevida #donatelife #donationsaveslives

WRTC is honored to be participating in Colleen’s BA 5K! This event was established in memory of Colleen Mitchel who was born with Biliary Atresia. Please email Anna-Maria at [email protected] for information on how to participate in the 5K! #donevida #donatelife #donationsaveslives

It's almost here! Join WRTC this Saturday at Colleen's BA 5K in Kensington, MD! If you would like more information on ho...
09/30/2021

It's almost here! Join WRTC this Saturday at Colleen's BA 5K in Kensington, MD! If you would like more information on how to participate please email Anna-Maria at
[email protected]

It's almost here! Join WRTC this Saturday at Colleen's BA 5K in Kensington, MD! If you would like more information on how to participate please email Anna-Maria at
[email protected]

Join us Oct 2nd for Colleen's Run! Please email Anna-Maria Castillo at Anna-Maria.Castillo@wrtc.org for more information...
09/14/2021

Join us Oct 2nd for Colleen's Run! Please email Anna-Maria Castillo at
[email protected] for more information to participate and volunteer!

Join us Oct 2nd for Colleen's Run! Please email Anna-Maria Castillo at
[email protected] for more information to participate and volunteer!

We are so honored to have DJ as a member of our WRTC family!!
09/10/2021

We are so honored to have DJ as a member of our WRTC family!!

As we continue to highlight some of the special people we are featuring on the Donate Life Virginia #15 car, we share the story of Douglas "DJ" Jordan. In 2008, he started to feel run down and went to see the doctor and it was determined he had cirrhosis of the liver. DJ was going to need a liver transplant to live. He was placed on the waiting list for almost 5 years. As his health continued to decline, he also learned he was going to need a kidney transplant. Thanks to the selflessness of both deceased and living donors, DJ is living a full and healthy life after undergoing a double transplant.

It's our honor to feature DJ, a veteran who served 20 years in the US Air Force, on the Donate Life Virginia #15 car when Joey Gase Racing races in the Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders at Richmond Raceway. #DonateLife #DonateLifeVA #NASCAR #thankyouforyourservice

National DMV Appreciation Month recognizes the vital role of DMVs and Driver License Partners (DLPs) in saving and heali...
09/03/2021

National DMV Appreciation Month recognizes the vital role of DMVs and Driver License Partners (DLPs) in saving and healing lives. DMV staff ask the donor registration question to customers every day. Our DMV partners are the people on the front lines of service who have helped more than 160 million people across the country to register their decision to be a deceased organ, eye and tissue donor. Please join us in thanking our DMV partners for their incredible work in saving lives through donation and transplantation! #DonateLife #DMVMonth #Thx4Asking Learn more at DonateLife.net/DMV.

National DMV Appreciation Month recognizes the vital role of DMVs and Driver License Partners (DLPs) in saving and healing lives. DMV staff ask the donor registration question to customers every day. Our DMV partners are the people on the front lines of service who have helped more than 160 million people across the country to register their decision to be a deceased organ, eye and tissue donor. Please join us in thanking our DMV partners for their incredible work in saving lives through donation and transplantation! #DonateLife #DMVMonth #Thx4Asking Learn more at DonateLife.net/DMV.

Shout out to Watson's Carry Out & Catering in Maryland! A longtime Ambassador of ours stopped by to grab a bite and noti...
08/31/2021

Shout out to Watson's Carry Out & Catering in Maryland! A longtime Ambassador of ours stopped by to grab a bite and noticed this on his receipt. Thank you to Roy and Carol Watson DeGrange for your generosity, your advocacy and your shrimp basket!!
#donatelife Donate Life Maryland

Shout out to Watson's Carry Out & Catering in Maryland! A longtime Ambassador of ours stopped by to grab a bite and noticed this on his receipt. Thank you to Roy and Carol Watson DeGrange for your generosity, your advocacy and your shrimp basket!!
#donatelife Donate Life Maryland

Food brings us together. Share a healthy, original recipe in the 2021 National Minority Donor Awareness Month Healthy Li...
08/16/2021

Food brings us together. Share a healthy, original recipe in the 2021 National Minority Donor Awareness Month Healthy Living Recipe Contest! Prizes include: $100 Amazon gift card and feature in the 2021 #DonateLife “A Year of Healthy Living: Mind, Body & Soul” Calendar. For more details and to enter the contest, please visit bit.ly/2021NMDAMRecipeContest. #DonateLife #NMDAM

Food brings us together. Share a healthy, original recipe in the 2021 National Minority Donor Awareness Month Healthy Living Recipe Contest! Prizes include: $100 Amazon gift card and feature in the 2021 #DonateLife “A Year of Healthy Living: Mind, Body & Soul” Calendar. For more details and to enter the contest, please visit bit.ly/2021NMDAMRecipeContest. #DonateLife #NMDAM

"Back in 1993 I was having severe back pain, so I went to the doctor and that’s when I found out I was in renal failure....
08/04/2021

"Back in 1993 I was having severe back pain, so I went to the doctor and that’s when I found out I was in renal failure. The news felt like a blow to my mind, especially at the age of 27. I was married to the love of my life, we had 3 kids, and we were on our way to fulfilling our dreams to having our own business. I was fortunate to have received a kidney from my brother, which helped for 13 years.
I eventually had to go on dialysis and I have been on the waiting list for 12 years now. Sometimes it gets depressing, especially when you see others getting a kidney transplant. For me finding a match is a little more difficult because of my red blood cells.
My wife and I always wanted to travel with our kids and grandkids, but I don’t have the energy to do a lot with them. If I receive a kidney transplant, then I would pursue the things I love to do like getting back into to my own business, having date nights with my wife, and God willing, seeing my grandkids grow up."
#DonateLife #NMDAM Washington Regional Transplant Community

"Back in 1993 I was having severe back pain, so I went to the doctor and that’s when I found out I was in renal failure. The news felt like a blow to my mind, especially at the age of 27. I was married to the love of my life, we had 3 kids, and we were on our way to fulfilling our dreams to having our own business. I was fortunate to have received a kidney from my brother, which helped for 13 years.
I eventually had to go on dialysis and I have been on the waiting list for 12 years now. Sometimes it gets depressing, especially when you see others getting a kidney transplant. For me finding a match is a little more difficult because of my red blood cells.
My wife and I always wanted to travel with our kids and grandkids, but I don’t have the energy to do a lot with them. If I receive a kidney transplant, then I would pursue the things I love to do like getting back into to my own business, having date nights with my wife, and God willing, seeing my grandkids grow up."
#DonateLife #NMDAM Washington Regional Transplant Community

WRTC is proud to share the stories of Sam (recipient) and Sammie (organ donor). Sam is now a passionate organ donation a...
06/23/2021
The Gift of Life: Sam’s Story

WRTC is proud to share the stories of Sam (recipient) and Sammie (organ donor). Sam is now a passionate organ donation advocate who is determined to give back to the transplantation community. To aid Sam in spreading the word about donation, visit BeADonor.org.

Sam is a passionate organ donation advocate who is determined to give back to the transplantation community

2 Hearts is a movie that was released in 2020 and is now available on Netflix. The movie based on a TRUE STORY, details ...
06/23/2021

2 Hearts is a movie that was released in 2020 and is now available on Netflix. The movie based on a TRUE STORY, details the powerful impact and ripple effect of organ donation.

Comment your thoughts on the movie or when you plan to see it, below!

2 Hearts is a movie that was released in 2020 and is now available on Netflix. The movie based on a TRUE STORY, details the powerful impact and ripple effect of organ donation.

Comment your thoughts on the movie or when you plan to see it, below!

WRTC is proud to sponsor The Klaiber Foundation Annual Golf Tournament that will be taking place on Monday, September 27...
06/22/2021

WRTC is proud to sponsor The Klaiber Foundation Annual Golf Tournament that will be taking place on Monday, September 27, 2021.

This golf tournament celebrates Martin Klaiber's life, on the course he lived, loved and strived to master​ - all while giving back to the organizations that give hope and save lives every day.

Martin was a registered organ donor and was able to donate his kidneys, liver, and heart valves with his honorable decision.

For more information on the tournament, visit: https://www.givingandsavinglives.org/sixth-annual-martin-klaiber-memorial-golf-tournament.html

To all of the Dads, Happy Father's Day!
06/20/2021

To all of the Dads, Happy Father's Day!

June 19th marks Juneteenth—a day to acknowledge and celebrate the freedom of enslaved people in America.WRTC as an organ...
06/18/2021

June 19th marks Juneteenth—a day to acknowledge and celebrate the freedom of enslaved people in America.

WRTC as an organization will observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 18th as a recognized holiday and our offices will be closed. It is a day to allow us to reflect on our past, but more importantly, consider how each one of us can continue to show up and band together to work toward a better future.

June 19th marks Juneteenth—a day to acknowledge and celebrate the freedom of enslaved people in America.

WRTC as an organization will observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 18th as a recognized holiday and our offices will be closed. It is a day to allow us to reflect on our past, but more importantly, consider how each one of us can continue to show up and band together to work toward a better future.

06/14/2021
Anthony and Dean’s Donation Impact Story

At WRTC, we are so proud of our courageous donor families. We admire their strength, perseverance and passion despite their grief. We hope you enjoy this video about a special bond between two families because of donation.

WRTC is one of 15 OPOs collaborating with UNOS to improve the way organs are transported in the U.S. Read more: https://...
06/11/2021

WRTC is one of 15 OPOs collaborating with UNOS to improve the way organs are transported in the U.S. Read more: https://bit.ly/3xbIeOf

WRTC is one of 15 OPOs collaborating with UNOS to improve the way organs are transported in the U.S. Read more: https://bit.ly/3xbIeOf

06/08/2021
Best Friends Save Lives

"Let me tell ya 'bout my best friend!" - Harry Nilsson and also Shane and Joey!

A bond that will never be broken was elevated to another level when Joey donated his kidney to Shane through a living donation.

Thank you to Donate Life America for continuing to share the heartwarming and life-changing stories of donors, donor families, and recipients.

You can give life and hope to others by registering as an organ, eye, and tissue donor today at BeADonor.org.

June is Pride Month! Your gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status does not restrict your opportunity t...
06/03/2021

June is Pride Month!

Your gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status does not restrict your opportunity to save lives.

Everyone can register to be an organ donor.

Get the facts about donation and register today at BeADonor.org

June is Pride Month!

Your gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status does not restrict your opportunity to save lives.

Everyone can register to be an organ donor.

Get the facts about donation and register today at BeADonor.org

WRTC honors our Nation’s heroes on Memorial Day.
05/31/2021

WRTC honors our Nation’s heroes on Memorial Day.

WRTC honors our Nation’s heroes on Memorial Day.

WRTC is proud to be a supporting partner to the World Transplant Games 2021!!! To learn more about their "5K Anyway" eve...
05/25/2021

WRTC is proud to be a supporting partner to the World Transplant Games 2021!!! To learn more about their "5K Anyway" event and its mission, follow this link: https://wtgf.org/2021-5k-anyway/

Shoutout to Washington Regional Transplant Community!
Another #5KAnyWay supporting partner! Thank you!

05/21/2021
05/19/2021
Canva + Donate Life America

Canva partnered with Donate Life America to release "A Change of Heart," inspired by Dr. Alin Gragossian, an ER doctor who was given a second chance at life thanks to the generosity of her organ donor.
Register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor today at www.BeADonor.org or at www.RegisterMe.org.

05/12/2021
Chris and Dione’s Donation Impact Story

At WRTC, we are so proud of our courageous donor families. We admire their strength, perseverance and passion despite their grief. We hope you enjoy this video about a special bond between two families because of donation.

Organ donation is life changing and life enhancing. Now, it is even record breaking! You can give life and hope to other...
05/11/2021
CORE: WEST VIRGINIA MAN BECOMES OLDEST ORGAN DONOR IN U.S. HISTORY

Organ donation is life changing and life enhancing. Now, it is even record breaking!

You can give life and hope to others by registering as an organ, eye, and tissue donor today. Register to be a donor at beadonor.org!

Read the record breaking story here: https://bit.ly/3hnrUFk

Life-saving Liver Recovered From Heroic 95-year-old Organ Donor; Recipient Recovering Well [caption id=attachment_15350 align=alignleft width=800] Cecil F. Lockhart died at age 95 on May 4, 2021, becoming the oldest organ donor in U.S. history.[/caption] PITTSBURGH – May 10, 2021 – The Center fo...

VIRTUAL DONOR FAMILY GATHERING: It was an honor to remember and reflect on the lifesaving gifts our hero donors have giv...
05/10/2021
2021 WRTC Virtual Donor Family Gathering A-F

VIRTUAL DONOR FAMILY GATHERING: It was an honor to remember and reflect on the lifesaving gifts our hero donors have given. If you haven’t seen the virtual ceremony, we invite you to watch it. PLEASE NOTE: Each video is the same, however, if there is a particular donor’s photo you wish to see in the pictorial, click on the link below or in the comments with the letter of the donor’s last name. #LeaveALegacy #BeADonor

05/07/2021

The 2021 WRTC Virtual Donor Family Gathering will soon be available for viewing. We hope the ceremony will bring a sense of comfort and hope to our donor families and a smile to all when we reflect on the wondrous “Gift of Life.” Here is a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of one of the choral sections thanks to vocalist David North and pianist David Ylvisaker. 💙💚 #DonateLife #BeADonor #LeaveALegacy

You can help Kate Marston win a college scholarship simply by watching her video and hitting “Like” or “Love!” Facebook ...
05/03/2021
2021 Legacy of Life Scholarship Entry – Kate Marston

You can help Kate Marston win a college scholarship simply by watching her video and hitting “Like” or “Love!” Facebook voting will take place from now until May 10, 2021. #LegacyofLife #BeADonor #DonateLife

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FREE and OPEN to the Public .... TRIO Maryland is Happy to "Announce" that we are Hosting a Virtual TRIO Maryland Monthly Meeting via Zoom on Saturday, October 9th, at 11:00 am. The Topic is "Transplantation & Covid-19 Vaccines" Our Guest Speaker is......Dr. Dorry Segev, MD.,PH.D. Associate Vice Chair for Research Professor of Surgery Johns Hopkins Hospital Presentation Details : *Why You should get the Vaccine *Booster-Shot.. Do you need it. *Protection Level Post Vaccine *How to Stay Safe during Covid-19 *Lifetime Masks We hope you can join us. Eventbrite Registration is required.... Register here: https://trio-October2021.eventbrite.com Thanks Michele & Marty Co-Founders TRIO Maryland Inc.
TRIO Maryland is Happy to "Announce" that we are Hosting a virtual TRIO Maryland Meeting via Zoom on Saturday, June 12th at 11:00 am. The Topic is "Post-Transplant Diabetes Mellitus" Our Guest Speaker will be Dr. Aniket Sidhaye, Director, Impatient Diabetes Management Service at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Dr. Aniket Sidhaye is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include endocrinology. Dr. Sidhaye earned his M.D. from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Northwestern University. He performed a research fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Northwestern University and also performed fellowships in endocrinology, biological chemistry and metabolism at Johns Hopkins. His research interests include the mechanism of nuclear hormone receptor action and the transition care of patients with type 1 diabetes. Presentation Details: *Effects of steroids on glucose levels *Screening for diabetes complications *Importance of Life Style in managing diabetes *Advances in Diabetes Management Technology We hope you can join us. Eventbrite Registration is required.... Register here: https://trio-june2021.eventbrite.com Thanks Michele & Marty Co-Founders
We are TRIO Maryland, a non-profit member organization working to improve the quality of life for transplant recipients, caregivers and all connected with the Transplant Community. We are a peer support group and our mission is to connect transplant recipients with one another, to provide education on transplant topics and by offering nonclinical support, compliment the services of healthcare professionals. Visit our website https://triomaryland.org/ to become a member. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you! #triomaryland #virtualtransplantjourney
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Hi, I’m Sam Sobieski and I’m reaching out on behalf of Three Lakes Foundation (TLF), a nonprofit focused on helping fund research for pulmonary fibrosis. The TLF has produced a documentary focused on Nick Brown, a double lung transplant recipient who had pulmonary fibrosis. If you’d like to share this video with you followers to share the power of organ donation and to encourage them to register to become an organ donor, please use this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y6Fr7UF41g Thanks!
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✳ Mark your calendars for ✴ July 20-24, 2020 ✴ for a special sneak preview of the 2020 Transplant Games being held next July 16-21, 2021. ✳ This terrific five-day virtual event, titled Journey to 2021, will include tours of TGA venues and local NJ attractions, a live trivia challenge, Zoom interviews, Lyrics for Life performances and much more. Plan on tuning in for a glimpse of the real New Jersey experience. ✳ Watch for details on how to be a part of this fun event on the TGA page and the Transplant Life Foundation website. Be sure to join the event page as well! *UPDATED EVENT LINK* ⤵️ https://facebook.com/events/s/journey-to-2021-virtual-event/590416198517327/? #journeyto2021
♻️ Transplant Recipients/Patients/Caregivers:💙💚 During COVID-19, If you're thinking about (or worried about) traveling by air ✈ - I encourage you to attend a FREE webinar, on Monday, June 29th at 1:00 PM EST. ✳ Please click on the link below to register/R.S.V.P. ⤵️ https://caredx.zoom.us/webinar/register/6015923263911/WN_EkLjPSMSRHO6mOaOXtvhzg Topic: Transplant Patient Air Travel: Addressing worries during COVID-19 - when you must travel, learn how to do so safely ✅ Brought to you CareDx, Inc. & Transplant Recipients International Organization
#foreverGrateful to ALL ♻️ #Donorhero s and ALL the amazing 💐 Donor 🤗 families for #savelives 👍🙏✊🤗 https://m.facebook.com/groups/1791730281066871?view=permalink&id=2691040274469196&sfnsn=mo