2022 LifeLink Foundation Faces of Transplantation Calendar and Annual Report

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2022 The Faces of Transplantation

®

www.LifeLinkFoundation.org

This calendar is dedicated to those individuals who have given the gift of life, and to the professionals who make donation and transplantation a reality, so that thousands may live and celebrate another new year.


Recovered Organ Donors in Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico 800

700

600

500

400

300

200

100

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03-04

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05-06

06-07

07-08

08-09

09-10

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12-13

13-14

14-15

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19-20

20-21

431

468

496

521

558

515

541

560

526

565

536

574

610

614

610

660

713

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LifeLink® Foundation LIFELINK FOUNDATION CONSISTS OF FIVE DIVISIONS:

LifeLink of Florida

LifeLink of Georgia

LifeLink of Puerto Rico

LifeLink Tissue Bank

LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory

Organ Procurement Organizations

In addition to these divisions, many departments provide the support and structure LifeLink needs in order to thrive, Including: Communications Services

Message

Corporate Compliance

Facilities

Finance and Accounting

Human Resources

Information Systems

Public Affairs

from the President/CEO

Working alongside our local communities and colleagues around the country, we continued to serve our mission in yet another unprecedented year. We faced the challenges of the continuing global pandemic, concern for social justice, and the desire to save and improve more lives again this year, while providing comfort and healing to more donors and their families. We prioritized safety and service in order to continue to serve our critical donation partners including hospitals, medical examiners, funeral homes and transplant centers. We remained nimble in our response to a constantly challenging healthcare environment and found new ways to continue our life saving work.

Ms. Jean Aiken Davis

This report highlights the extraordinary work of our entire LifeLink team in our most recent fiscal year 2021. More donors and their families were supported through the donation process, and more organs and tissues were provided for transplantation again this year, setting new Foundation records. Yet, more work needs to be done in order to make transplantation a reality for all patients awaiting the gift of life. As always, our work is in honor and tribute to those who brought renewed life and hope to others through organ and tissue donation, whose selfless generosity and compassion make this life changing work possible. Jean Aiken Davis President/CEO LifeLink Foundation

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www.LifeLinkFoundation.org

OUR VISION To maximize the gift of life while giving hope to donor families and transplant patients.

OUR MISSION To honor donors and save lives through organ and tissue donation.

OUR VALUES ARE Compassion. Excellence. Legacy. People. Quality.


LifeLink Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) OPO Service Areas

OPO Partners

LifeLink of Florida (LLFL) 15 counties in Florida: Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Pasco,

64

LLFL

hospitals

medical examiner districts

176

LLGA

400+

hospitals

5

medical examiner offices

coroners and deputy coroners

58

LLPR

Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota

8

3

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Offices

600+

Funeral Homes in the Donate Life Flag Program

The Institute of Forensic Medicine

hospitals

LifeLink of Georgia (LLGA) State of Georgia and two counties in South Carolina: Aiken and Edgefield

% of Recovered Organ Donors who had joined the organ, tissue and eye donor registry*

57%

47%

LLFL

17%

LLGA

LLPR

*When an adult aged individual registers as an organ, tissue and/or eye donor, their decision is a legally binding document of gift. At the time of a registered donor’s death, it is the recovery organization’s obligation to honor that individual’s donation decision to the best of its ability.

LifeLink of Puerto Rico (LLPR) Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

For more information visit www.LifeLinkFoundation.org. (Data represents LifeLink 2020-2021 fiscal year, 7/1/20-6/30/21)

In partnership with our donor hospitals, LifeLink of Florida worked to identify more potential DCD (Donation after Cardiac or Circulatory Death) donors and increased DCD donation by

2020-2021 Organ Donors by OPO/Organs Transplanted

OPO

ORGAN

DONORS

48%

ORG AN S

TRANSPLANTED

while also growing brain death donation by

LifeLink of Florida

333

Record Year

936

Record Year

LifeLink of Georgia

377

Record Year

1,105

Record Year

LifeLink of Puerto Rico

112

17%

LifeLink OPO service areas

240

Donors grew by

Total

822

15.28%

2,281

and organs transplanted by

9.71%

Organs Transplanted

T hank You!

2500

2000

1500

We would like to thank all of 1000

the healthcare providers in our community who remain committed to partnering with

500

us to support donors and their families, and provide lifesaving

TOTAL

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

1704

1515

1737

2013-14 2014-15

1597

1825

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

1834

1854

1825

2018-19 2019-20 2020-21

1904

2079

2281

Graph reflects total organs transplanted from donors facilitated by LifeLink of Florida, LifeLink of Georgia and LifeLink of Puerto Rico.

transplantation for those in need, while at the same time facing a global pandemic.


HRSA’s “Workplace Partnership for Life” Hospital Campaign Results

Platinum Medal Winners LLFL LLGA LLPR

40 92 60

192 TOTAL

PARTICIPANTS

In the United States, over 106,000 individuals are waiting for a lifesaving transplant and 4,800 of those people live in the state of Florida, 4,000 in Georgia and 300 in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, every day in the United States 17 people pass away because an organ was not available in time. During the national “Workplace Partnership for Life” Hospital Campaign, 1,647 organizations participated and contributed to adding 27,386 new registered organ and tissue donors to state registries across the country. Since its inception in 2011, the campaign has generated 575,000 registrations nationally. Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) “Workplace Partnership For Life” Hospital Campaign recognizes the efforts of hospitals that

LifeLink Organ Recovery Center Opens at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital On March 29, 2021, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and LifeLink of Georgia officially opened the first designated LifeLink Organ Recovery Center (ORC) in Georgia, and one of only a few in the nation. The brand new 9,588-square-foot ORC, located within Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, will create an innovative organ recovery process that has shown to improve donation and transplant outcomes, increase efficiency and reduce costs. The ORC also offers a designated space where donors and their families

work in partnership with

receive state of the art care, which will lead to countless

their local organ, tissue

recipient lives being saved and improved.

and eye recovery organizations to support education about donation in their communities.

For more information visit www.LifeLinkFoundation.org. (Data represents LifeLink 2020-2021 fiscal year, 7/1/20-6/30/21)

George “Truck” Carr Family, Organ Donor Family

G

eorge was a 20-year Army veteran whose lifelong passion for motorcycles turned into a second career when he attended the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute following his retirement from military service. George went to work at his local Harley Davidson shop and later opened his own shop. George loved his family and friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand. In fact, when a friend needed a kidney transplant, George stepped forward and got tested as a living donor, although his friend received the gift of life from a deceased donor before George could complete the living donor evaluation process. Sadly, George lost his life in an accident, and when his wife, Shannon, and his daughters were approached about organ donation, there was no hesitation to say yes. George saved five lives through his gifts of donation. Shannon has met George’s liver recipient, Jimbo, who Shannon quickly realized shared George’s jokester personality. Getting to know Jimbo has helped Shannon through the grief process. Shannon said, “George’s donations give me comfort that he’s still here, living on in others. I hope my story can give someone hope and my tragedy could bring someone else happiness.” LOCATION COURTESY OF TIMMS HARLEY-DAVIDSON, AUGUSTA, GA


LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory Transplants Facilitated by Lab

Evaluations Transplant Patients

2,596

Living Donors

554

Deceased Donors

Heart

707

2020-2021

102

Total: 3,857 Liver

Florida Transplant Centers Served

65* Lung

41 Kidney Largo Medical Center, Largo

579

Tampa General Hospital, Tampa Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg

Pancreas

1 Cleveland Clinic, Weston Broward Health Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood

For more information visit www.LifeLinkFoundation.org/Our-Story. (Data represents LifeLink 2020-2021 fiscal year, 7/1/20-6/30/21)

ON THE COVER: Ananya Anumukonda, Heart Recipient

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nanya was a typical, friendly six-year-old little girl, who suddenly began feeling unwell and nauseous. When her symptoms didn’t subside quickly her mom, Swarna, knew something was wrong. She took Ananya to her pediatrician who immediately sent them to the hospital. Ananya was diagnosed with severe cardiomyopathy, which is an enlarged heart, and her heart function continued to decline. She was transferred to a hospital equipped to provide her with specialized care, including implantation of an LVAD, or left ventricle assist device, and she was placed on the heart transplant waiting list. Three weeks later Ananya received her lifesaving heart transplant. She enjoys painting and making bracelets, and during her recovery in the ICU she fully decorated her room with pictures. She looks forward to going to Magic Kingdom for the first time to meet Elsa and Minnie Mouse once doctors clear her to travel. Swarna is thankful for the support and encouragement of hospital staff, as well as the generosity of a donor and their family, and is happy to see her daughter continue to recover.

Kidney/Pancreas

9 TOTAL:

797

*Cleveland Clinic, Broward Health and Largo Medical liver transplants only. Tampa General Hospital does not require this testing for liver transplant recipients.


LifeLink Tissue Bank

LifeLink Tissue Bank is the largest non-profit tissue bank in the Southeastern United States and provides over 130,000 allografts annually to orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgical specialists. Though our skilled team is equipped to recover all life-enhancing tissue grafts, we specialize in the processing and distribution of spine, sports and general orthopedic grafts. LifeLink Tissue Bank recognizes that each allograft placed has a backstory filled with medical professionals, community partners, LifeLink staff, and most important a donor and their family, who make life-enhancing tissue transplantation a reality for patients in need. LifeLink Tissue Bank is committed to providing excellence in education through accredited professional education programs for healthcare personnel who care for tissue recipients, to ensure the magnitude of such gifts is recognized.

Birth Tissues are a Very Precious Gift When a baby is born, birth tissues are typically discarded. Did you know that the placenta, amniotic fluid and

78%

Increase in placed allografts over prior year

umbilical cord contain unique cells that have incredible healing properties? When a mother chooses to donate these precious birth tissues, they can be transformed into life enhancing tissue allografts that surgeons use to help patients in need.

A New Life Gives New Hope to Patients in Need Over 100 tissue allografts can be derived from one single birth tissue donation. These allografts help patients recover from difficult to heal wounds, diabetic ulcers and are used in other life enhancing surgical procedures. Through the generous gift of birth tissue donation, LifeLink Tissue Bank is able to help patients get on their feet and back to their everyday lives.

Percentage of Tissue Donors from each LifeLink OPO

% of Recovered Tissue Donors who had joined the organ, tissue and eye donor registry*

71%

LLFL

56%

LLGA

21%

LLPR

Generous tissue donors from the LifeLink service areas make it possible for thousands of patients to receive tissue transplants.

LLPR

15%

LLFL

31%

*When an adult aged individual registers as an organ, tissue and/or eye donor, their decision is legally binding. At the time of a registered donor’s death, it is the recovery organization’s obligation to honor that individual’s donation decision to the best of its ability. This decision cannot be overturned by family or friends of the decedent.

LLGA

54%

Tissues recovered by LifeLink Tissue Bank

Tissues processed and distributed by LifeLink Tissue Bank

SKIN: primarily used to assist in the healing

SPINAL GRAFTS: designed to promote fusion and help

of burn patients

patients who suffer from severe and/or chronic pain to lead normal lives

BONE: used for a variety of orthopedic and

SPORTS GRAFTS: used in joint restoration procedures

spinal procedures

to help restore movement to patients suffering from pain and discomfort that prevents them from enjoying

TENDONS: often used for sports-related injuries

VALVES: used commonly in heart valve replacement surgeries

BIRTH TISSUE: used as a wound covering

active lifestyles GENERAL ORTHOPEDIC GRAFTS: help to promote bone formation, optimize healing and accelerate a patient’s return to normal function FRESH AMNIOTIC BIRTH TISSUE: treatment for diabetic foot ulcers and other difficult to heal wounds

To learn more about our innovative work visit www.LifeLinkTissueBank.org. (Data represents LifeLink 2020-2021 fiscal year, 7/1/20-6/30/21)


Public Education The Public Affairs and Multicultural Donation Education Program teams work to build public education campaigns to promote donor registration through various avenues including volunteers, social/traditional media, community partners and events. Beginning in March 2020, all in-person meetings and face-to-face public outreach opportunities were suspended as advised by CDC guidelines out of abundance of caution and for the safety of our volunteers, many who are immune suppressed as recipients. Virtual meetings and public education were implemented, and nearly 200 volunteers participated in virtual public education opportunities to champion the importance of organ and tissue donation this year.

Volunteers

2020-2021 ACTIVE

NEW VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEERS

TRAINED

LifeLink of Florida

104

542

24

LifeLink of Georgia

144

651

28

45

154

4

LifeLink of Puerto Rico

Social Media In today’s digital age,

Social Media Accounts by OPO:

LifeLink understands the importance of engaging individuals through social media with the Donate Life message. Currently LifeLink

maintains active accounts

Facebook LifeLinkOfFlorida LifeLinkGA LifeLinkDePuertoRico

on Facebook, Twitter,

Twitter

LifeLinkFL LifeLinkGA LLPR_DoneVida

Instagram

LifeLinkFL LifeLinkGA LifeLink_PuertoRico

YouTube

LifeLinkFL

Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. For up-to-date information and to interact

LLFL LLGA

LLPR

LifeLinkGA LifeLinkDePuertoRico

In addition to the above listed social media accounts, LifeLink Foundation and LifeLink of Georgia have a presence on LinkedIn.

with LifeLink, follow us on social media today!

Media Stories LLFL LLGA LLPR Television 33 20 68 Radio 2 30 105 Print 26 21 9 Web 107 25 33

Donor Registrations by Source Source

LLFL LLGA LLPR

Driver License Transactions Online

223,162 366,611 N/A 4,359

In Person

1

366 834 1 116

*National Registry 6,955 9,885 N/A **DNR

TOTAL

--- 13,115 ---

234,477 389,978

Shining a Light on Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation During Donate Life Month, we challenged partners, community leaders and donation advocates to shine a light on organ, eye and tissue donation by changing their nighttime visible lighting to blue and green throughout the month. Our partners overwhelming display of support this April left us inspired and excited for the future. We are incredibly thankful to all participants who rallied to “Shine a Light on Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation.”

950

*The National Donate Life Registry (www.RegisterMe.org) launched in 2015 and is managed by Donate Life America. It allows individuals throughout the United States to register as organ, tissue and eye donors through national campaigns and the iPhone Health app. For the majority of states, Florida and Georgia included, donor registrations from the national registry are automatically funneled into the respective state donor registry where that individual resides. **In 2019, the Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 99 that allows individuals to register their decision to be an organ and tissue donor when purchasing or renewing a hunting, fishing or trapping license through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources online licensing system. This initiative was fully launched in January 2020.

“The Perfect Gift” The African American Transplantation Project The Perfect Gift is a photography exhibit highlighting African-American organ transplant recipients, living organ donors and the families of deceased organ donors. The mission of the project is to heighten awareness within the African-American community, while providing education

For more information visit www.LifeLinkFoundation.org. (Data represents LifeLink 2020-2021 fiscal year, 7/1/20-6/30/21)

about organ, eye and tissue donation. Learn more at https://lifelinkfoundation.org/portraitproject/


Behind the Scenes Communications Services Donor Referral Call Activity LifeLink of Florida

Human Resource Functions

(Initial referral)

30,308

Compensation Compliance

Record Number

Continuing Education LifeLink of Georgia

48,565

Record Number

LifeLink of Puerto Rico

21,008

Record Number

99,881

All three programs — increase of 27% over last year

Total

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Employee Benefits Employee Relations Employee Safety

Average daily referral activity

Employment Law

216

(referrals handled by CSD staff)

Events

Average daily incoming calls

370

Family Medical Leave HRIS/Payroll

Total Incoming Calls

134,521

Onboarding

(includes referral calls, referral follow-up calls as well as other types of calls)

Policy Administration

Total Call Volume

Recruitment

170,848

(incoming, outgoing, donor referrals calls – all calls)

Retention

Daily Referral handling activity average

Training

274

(all 3 OPOs)

Worker’s Compensation

Facilities

Information Systems

6,950

Digital temperature, humidity, air and water flow control devices, regulating services to Offices, Production and Lab areas.

Information Systems Mission Statement: To deliver and manage technology solutions that support our business operations and strategic initiatives.

675

Annually, calibrations and equipment testing performed on processing equipment to ensure optimal operation and internal compliance.

Projects completed last year were designed to fulfill general initiatives: ■ Continued to leverage Microsoft Cloud technologies

193,345 Square Feet

■ Invested in network infrastructure upgrades

cared for at 8 locations

■ Introduced new technology to make it easier for geographically distributed teams to communicate more effectively ■ Implemented new software and hardware systems in support of operations ■ Continued enhancements to business continuity processes such as those used to back-up and restore data

The Seven Elements of the LifeLink Foundation

Corporate Compliance Program Policies & Procedures

Education & Training

Oversight

Response & Prevention

Auditing & Monitoring

Reporting

Enforcement & Discipline

For more information visit www.LifeLinkFoundation.org. (Data represents LifeLink 2020-2021 fiscal year, 7/1/20-6/30/21)


LifeLink Legacy Fund® LifeLink Legacy Fund is a supporting organization of LifeLink Foundation that provides funding to further the mission of saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Aid for research and development,

Total Contributions Received

$126,690

medical student research/ intern programs and pre-and post-transplant patients in financial

representing 1,345 individual and corporate contributions

need were just a few of the impact initiatives of LifeLink Legacy Fund.

Financial Assistance for Transplant Patients The Pledge Program

$109,346

pledged to 40 patients whose only barrier to organ transplantation was financial clearance by a transplant center.

34 PEOPLE

have received a lifesaving organ transplant thanks to financial assistance received since the inception of the LifeLink Legacy Fund “PLEDGE PROGRAM.” The Pledge Program provides a financial guarantee for pre-transplant patients whose only barrier to placement on the organ transplant waiting list is financial clearance from their transplant center. Pledge program dollars are accessible for patient care after the date of having received the gift of life through organ transplantation.

Patient Assistance

68

Patient Assistance Requests Fulfilled

$56,300

in patient assistance for their transplant-related care, including medication, dental work, and lodging/utilities expenses.

Patient Assistance Request (PAR) funds are intended as one-time assistance for transplant patients and living donors facing a temporary financial hardship and for use with their transplant-related care. PAR for living donors is not payable until after their living donation surgery has taken place.

LifeLink Legacy Fund Board of Directors: Larry F. Jones, BA Chair Victor D. Bowers, MD

Roar Through Ybor

Dennis F. Heinrichs, BSN, MBA Chair of the Foundation Board

SAVE THE DATE:

Mrs. Martha Minahan

April 1, 2022!

Thomas Pearson, MD, PhD

Visit www.runsignup.com/RoarThroughYbor for more information.

Dana L. Shires, MD, FACP Joel T. VanSickler, MD Ms. Jean Davis Stephanie Hernandez, MAcc Treasurer (Not a Director) Ms. Linda Arant Secretary (Not a Director)

Mr. Richard Redmon

For more information on ways you can help support the LifeLink mission, visit www.LifeLinkLegacyFund.org. (Data represents LifeLink 2020-2021 fiscal year, 7/1/20-6/30/21)


JANUARY

Audrey Bella Langston, Kidney Recipient

A

udrey, a newly minted police officer with the Chicago Police Department who had a baby and young teenage son at home, was on a weekend birthday trip with friends when she began experiencing a terrible headache, nausea, frequent urination and a general lethargic feeling. She cut her trip short but on the way home, Audrey’s symptoms became alarmingly worse when she lost her ability to see. Although her blindness was temporary, doctors eventually diagnosed Audrey with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a condition that causes kidney damage. Audrey, who as a police officer kept herself in incredible shape through exercise and healthy eating, was shocked by her diagnosis. At the recommendation of doctors, Audrey implemented further lifestyle adjustments to manage her disease and was able to remain an active duty police officer until eventually she began dialysis and was placed on the waiting list for a kidney

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transplant. After several potential donor opportunities fell through, Audrey’s godson, Roger, declared he wanted to become a living kidney donor and on March 4, 2005, during her birthday weekend, Audrey received her gift of life. Audrey returned to active duty for the Chicago Police Department where she served a total of 21 years until her retirement in 2014. Audrey says “Since my transplant, my greatest joy has been the things I’ve done in my volunteering. I now pay it forward to others who may not have a great support system; my volunteer work has healed me.” Audrey serves as a LifeLink volunteer, the co-chair of the Tampa General Hospital Transplant Patient Family Advocacy Council and hosts a podcast, Bella’s Hope for Healing, to bring awareness to kidney disease as well as other important topics like mental health.

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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FEBRUARY

Emily Paulk, Double Lung Recipient

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s a young child, Emily repeatedly got pneumonia and at twoyears-old was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease, an umbrella term for scarring of lung tissue. Despite her diagnosis, Emily lived a normal childhood until she was in college and experienced breathing difficulties. She had the flu which progressed to pneumonia, and Emily’s lung function severely declined. She was placed on the waiting list for a double lung transplant and two years later, Emily received her gift of life. Throughout her transplant journey, Emily had a positive outlook and the support of her small town who rallied around her by promoting organ donation. Emily and her family were touched by the kindness of their friends and family, as well as strangers who were also rooting for her. Since her

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Valentine’s Day National Donor Day

Presidents’ Day

LOCATION COURTESY OF SHOPPES ON DAVIS, NASHVILLE, GA

WEDNESDAY

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transplant they have made it their mission to rally around others and offer a helping hand, by paying it forward. Emily is a gifted artist and studied to be an art teacher in college. While awaiting her transplant, art was something Emily could safely do at home. She paints portraits for other transplant patients, donating them for transplant fundraisers. She enjoys sharing her story on social media and with local community organizations to encourage others to register as a donor. She is grateful for her donor and says, “Every day is a blessing and I’m living for them.”

Groundhog Day

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MARCH

Juan Eduardo Rivero, Heart Recipient

J

uan was living a normal life, dedicated to his family,

the unconditional love of his family and partner, who were the

work and sports, when he was unexpectedly diagnosed

keys to his recovery. To everyone’s surprise, Juan competed in

with cardiomyopathy, a disease that causes the heart to

the 2014 Transplant Games of America for Team Puerto Rico

enlarge. Juan’s condition was so extreme he felt fatigued while

in both doubles and singles tennis, and demonstrated there were

performing basic tasks and doctors told him he needed to

no limits to achieving his dreams. Juan is thankful to be able to

consider the option of a heart transplant. Juan did not think

once again enjoy sports, including cycling. Today, Juan is grateful

twice, his courage and faith in God gave him the strength to

to his heart donor and encourages others to register as organ and

take on his difficult situation with optimism. After receiving his

tissue donors.

heart transplant, Juan felt life made sense again, surrounded by

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TUESDAY

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Daylight Saving Time Begins

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First Day of Spring

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Ash Wednesday

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Purim (begins at sundown)

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SATURDAY

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World Kidney Day

24

National Doctors Day

FRIDAY

St. Patrick’s Day

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APRIL

Felicia Baxter Family, Organ Donor Family

F

elicia was a friendly young woman whose mom, Jana, said would make friends with just about anyone, especially those who might have felt left out. While traveling home from a babysitting job, the vehicle Felicia rode in was involved in a fatal collision. Shortly before her death, Felicia discussed organ donation with her mom, so when Jana was approached about end-of-life options for Felicia, she honored Felicia’s decision to save lives through donation. Jana wrote letters to all of the recipients of Felicia’s organs and has met Ella, who received Felicia’s kidney, Brittany, who received both of Felicia’s lungs and the recipient of Felicia’s heart, Anthony. Jana feels that her daughter’s organ donation has helped heal her grief because Felicia lives on in her recipients;

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all who have experienced great health since their transplants. Jana said, “Felicia always wanted to help people and now she’s a hero because of her gift of donation. She inspired me to earn an early childhood education degree and I am now pursuing another education degree, in memory of my daughter.” LOCATION COURTESY OF NATURE COAST BOTANICAL GARDENS, SPRING HILL, FL

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Palm Sunday

Easter National Pediatric Transplant Week: April 17-23

April Fool’s Day

Ramadan (begins at sundown)

Roar Through Ybor 5K

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Living Donor Day

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Good Friday Passover (begins at sundown)

Earth Day National Blue & Green Day

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Administrative Professionals’ Day

Donor Remembrance Day

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April is National Donate Life Month


M AY

James William Adams, III Family, Tissue Donor Family

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r. James William Adams, III, cared deeply for his family and community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and faithful member of his church who loved gardening with his wife, Cheryl. Cheryl said James’ purpose in life was to love everybody, which he certainly did. As a healthcare professional, James was dedicated to exercising and eating well, and it was while he was exercising at the gym in the hospital where he also worked that James unexpectedly passed away. James and Cheryl had previously discussed the importance of organ and tissue donation and both had registered to be donors at their local driver license office. Thanks to James’ decision, he impacted

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20 lives through his cornea and tissue donations. Cheryl is proud of the renewed life James’ donation has given others as a final gift of love and grateful to LifeLink of Georgia for helping her to heal. For those families who are on the fence about donation, she says, “Breathe, pray on it, and say yes.”

WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY

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Cinco de Mayo

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FRIDAY

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National Nurses Day

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Memorial Day

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APRIL 2022

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Bernie Calvert, Heart Recipient

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n 2000, Bernie experienced chest pain that he shrugged off as

the renewed life. “You have to have a positive outlook,” said Bernie.

indigestion, but which was later diagnosed as a heart attack due

Since his transplant, Bernie has been blessed to see his son get

to a major blockage. Ultimately he was referred to a cardiologist

married and he welcomed another granddaughter, who brings

and Bernie learned he would require the first of multiple stents to

him so much joy each time they are together. Bernie was fortunate

open collapsed vessels around his heart. His health declined and it

to communicate and meet with his donor’s mom, Tammy, and

became apparent that a heart transplant was Bernie’s only chance

family. At their first meeting, Tammy used a stethoscope to listen

of survival. He was placed on the national waiting list to receive

to her son’s heart, now beating in Bernie’s chest. It was a joyous

the gift of life and received his new heart. Although the journey

and emotional meeting and Bernie, Tammy, and their families

to restored health has been a little bumpy, Bernie is thankful for

remain close.

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Kirk McConnell, Heart/Kidney Recipient

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n the late 1990’s Kirk was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and in the early 2000’s he began to experience issues with his heart, as well as breathing problems, which were complicated by having had chemotherapy. Doctors told Kirk he had an enlarged heart, a diagnosis which was followed by a stroke. While Kirk recovered from the stroke, which had temporarily stolen his ability to speak, his heart continued to weaken. Kirk’s weakened heart caused kidney failure and required doctors to implant an LVAD, left ventricle assist device, known also as an artificial heart. He was placed on the heart/kidney transplant waiting list. Kirk persevered through each challenge, including

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his wait for transplant, with the support of his loving wife, Dee, at all times. After receiving his heart/kidney transplants, Kirk set his sights on a new goal of participation in the Transplant Games of America. Once again supported by Dee, and with the help of a family friend and local gym owner, Portia, Kirk began training in pickleball and ultimately earned a silver medal during the 2018 games as well as the bronze in cornhole. Not a day goes by without Kirk and Dee speaking to someone about the benefits of donation and transplantation. LOCATION COURTESY OF CITY OF DECATUR ACTIVE LIVING

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Cayden James, Kidney Recipient

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ayden has overcome a lot in his short life. When his mom,

multiple port replacements. Cayden began dialysis at only one

Jessica, was only two months pregnant she learned from

year old and remained on dialysis until his kidney transplant

doctors that Cayden had prune belly syndrome, a condition in

on January 13, 2015. Now at 11 years old, Cayden is an active

which there are little or no abdominal muscles that can also

boy who loves riding his hoverboard and playing video games.

create problems with the urinary system. Before Cayden was

He used to be embarrassed by the scars on his belly but now

even born, he had in-utero surgery to improve his survival during

flaunts them as his “treasure map.” His mom says, “He’s an amazing

pregnancy. He arrived six weeks early, and shortly thereafter

little boy. We are grateful every day that he’s here.”

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s a young girl, Melany was always full of life and energy. She enjoyed playing volleyball and cheered on the cheer squad, but due to a drastic change in her health when diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, a condition that causes an inflammation on the liver when the immune system attacks hepatic cells, Melany had to stop all physical activities that she adored. She adjusted to a new lifestyle, began treatment with medication, and continued to study and work while she also maintained a specialized diet for her condition. Still, this was not enough, and Melany’s condition deteriorated so much that

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Melany Flores, Liver Recipient

only a liver transplant could save her. Melany, whose hobby includes being a makeup artist, married the love of her life and three weeks after the wedding received a call that a liver was a match for her. Three months after the transplant she was fully recovered and enjoyed regular activities. Melany is grateful for the person and their family that made her second chance possible, for her family that supported her throughout the journey and for her wife, who loved and cared for her. LOCATION COURTESY OF PUERTO RICO CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCAST

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Jacquez Welch Family, Organ Donor Family

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s the eldest of five children, Jacquez was a role model for his younger siblings. Marcia, Jacquez’s mom, described him as the peacemaker of the family who always had a smile on his face. Jacquez began playing football in eighth grade and continued to do so as a student in high school. In the middle of a football game, tragedy struck and Jacquez collapsed on the field. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors discovered that Jacquez suffered bleeding in his brain due to an undiagnosed condition called arteriovenous malformation, or AVM; a condition so rare that only 1% of the population is affected. Doctors told Marcia there was no way to prevent or predict such an event, and it could have affected Jacquez at any time. Jacquez had registered as an organ donor when he obtained his driver license, telling his mom, “I would love to be a donor one day if I can.” His family honored his decision and Jacquez saved seven

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lives through organ transplantation. His story touched many people, not only in his hometown, but all around the country. Marcia still mourns the loss of her eldest son, but focuses now on the Jacquez Welch Foundation created to bring heightened awareness to AVM and to provide scholarship funds for higher education. Marcia wants others to know that organ and tissue donation is a great thing. “We all have family members who may have health problems. Why not help someone if you can?”

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teve developed a deep appreciation for organ and tissue donors and their families through his role as a Hospital Development Liaison with LifeLink, responsible for hospital staff education about the importance of organ and tissue donation. He never imagined he would one day also have a personal connection to the families LifeLink serves. However, Steve was burned over 10 percent of his body during a controlled burn of brush at his home and received skin grafts from a tissue donor that helped heal his body. Steve marveled that months after his accident, his healing was so advanced that no one could tell which side of his

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Steve Anderson, Tissue Recipient

body had been injured. Initially after his accident, Steve, who is an avid outdoorsman and hunter, feared that he would not be able to do the things he loved. Since his recovery, he has been able to resume outdoor activities he enjoys. Steve wrote to his donor’s family and was excited when he received communication back and learned about his donor, Bill, who was, ironically, a firefighter. Steve thinks of Bill daily and tells their shared story at each new nurse orientation. Since his tissue transplant, Steve has a deeper love and appreciation for his job at LifeLink.

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Emmanuel González Medina, Kidney Recipient

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mmanuel came into the world with the purpose of

God and the support of family gave her a positive outlook

teaching others that obstacles could be overcome. As a

as they faced lifestyle changes and the long wait for transplant.

premature baby with Down syndrome, he exceeded the

Today Emmanuel, together with his family, appreciates the gift

expectations of his medical team, grew up surrounded by love

of life that came from a stranger, and believes that kindness,

and successfully demonstrated abilities and talents to function

love and perseverance are the keys to overcoming difficult

at school and home. During his adolescence Emmanuel’s

moments. Seeing Emmanuel every day is a reminder that

mother, Dolly, was given the news that Emmanuel would need

miracles are possible.

a kidney transplant. Dolly was concerned it would be difficult for Emmanuel to go through the transplant surgery, but faith in

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Heredia Lajes Family, Organ Donor Family

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lex, the oldest son of the Heredia Lajes family, grew up like his siblings surrounded by unconditional love. He longed to follow in the footsteps of his father and become a police officer to serve his community, and his mother taught Alex the concept of Christian love and the value of giving in order to receive. When Alex renewed his driver license, he made the decision to register as an organ and tissue donor and told his mother that to not do so was “vanity of vanities,” because one should always help others. Tragically, Alex was in a fatal car accident and his family honored Alex’s decision to be a donor.

He saved and improved the quality of life of dozens of people. Today Alex’s mother, Gloria, continues the legacy of her son by volunteering with LifeLink of Puerto Rico as she shares her testimony and educates thousands about saving lives through organ and tissue donation. LOCATION COURTESY OF THE MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION IN LA GUANCHA, PONCE, PR

Heroes

Remembering the more than 1,500 people who gave the gift of life through organ and/or tissue donation from July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 Aaron, Aaron, Aayden, Abdiel, Abelino, Abimael, Abimael, Abraham, Abraham, Adalberto, Adam, Adam, Adam, Adam, Adam, Adelina, Adolfo, Adrian, Adrienne, Aida, Aida, Aida, Aiden, Akintunde, Alan, Alan, Alanna, Albert, Alberto, Aldo, Aldrena, Alex, Alex, Alexander, Alexander, Alexander, Alexander, Alexandra, Alexandra, Alexandre, Alexis, Alexis, Alexis, Alexis, Alfred, Alfredo, Alfredo, Alicia, Aljady, Aljamar, Allan, Allen, Allen, Allen, Allison, Allyson, Alvin, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda Sofía , Amaya, Amber, Amber, Amelia, Amelia, Amir, Amy, Amy, Amy, Amy, Amyah, Ana, Ana, Anaih, Ananiyah, Anastasia, Andrea, Andrés, Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, Andy, Andy, Andylong, Ángel, Ángel, Ángel, Ángel, Ángel, Ángel, Angela, Ángela, Angelica, Angelina, Angelique, Aníbal, 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LifeLink Leadership Foundation Executive Staff

Divisional Executive Staff

Board of Governors

Jean Aiken Davis

Liz M. Lehr, BSN, MHA

Dennis F. Heinrichs, BSN, MBA

President/Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President/ Executive Director LifeLink of Florida

Chair

Stephanie Hernandez, MAcc Chief Financial Officer/ Senior Vice President

Kathleen Lilly Executive Vice President of Organ Procurement Organizations Operations

Ruth Duncan Bell, BA, MPA Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Arthur J. Heinrichs, BS, CCP Senior Vice President/ Corporate Compliance Officer

Catherine A. Masessa, BA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Susan Rabel, MS, RN Vice President/ Associate Executive Director LifeLink of Florida

Lee Langley, RN, CPTC

Jean Aiken Davis Vice-Chair

Dana L. Shires, MD Founder and Board Member Emeritus

Victor D. Bowers, MD

Vice President/ Associate Executive Director LifeLink of Georgia

William Cleveland, MD

Guillermina Sanchez, MHA

Larry F. Jones, BA

Executive Director LifeLink of Puerto Rico

Christina L. Klein, MD

Benjamin James, MD

Michael Consilvio, MBA

Arnaldo A. Mignucci, JD

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Executive Director/General Manager LifeLink Tissue Bank

Luis A. Morales Otero, MD

John A. Rhon, BSCS, MHSA

Mark Strong, RN

Senior Vice President, Information Systems

Bobbie Pierson Vice President, Communications Services

Senior Vice President/ Associate Executive Director LifeLink Tissue Bank

Brad Bassler, MBA

Harold W. Mullis, JR., JD Thomas C. Pearson, MD, PhD Brandi Quinn, CPA

Vice President/Associate Executive Director LifeLink Tissue Bank

Jeffrey L. Seavey, CFP

Elizabeth Horn-Brinson, MT, BS, ASCP

Dara M. Simon, CPA

Marty Sellers, MD

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Lab Services LifeLink Tissue Bank

Esther Torres, MD

Mr. Tim Ignatius

J. David Vega, MD

Vice President, Sales and Marketing LifeLink Tissue Bank

John D. Whelchel, MD

John G. Lunz III Executive Director LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory

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Board Member Emeritus

Joel T. Van Sickler, MD

Board Member Emeritus

Deborah Winegard, JD

LifeLink Foundation

Headquarters 9661 Delaney Creek Boulevard Tampa, FL 33619 (813) 253-2640 (800) 262-5775

LifeLink of Florida

9661 Delaney Creek Boulevard Tampa, FL 33619 (813) 348-6308 (800) 350-9130

LifeLink Tissue Bank

9661 Delaney Creek Boulevard Tampa, FL 33619 (813) 886-8111 (800) 683-2400

LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory

9661 Delaney Creek Boulevard Tampa, FL 33619 (813) 253-3866 (800) 262-5775

LifeLink of Georgia Atlanta Office

2875 Northwoods Parkway Norcross, GA 30071 (770) 225-5465 (800) 544-6667

LifeLink of Georgia Augusta Office

2743 Perimeter Parkway Building 200, Suite 230 Augusta, GA 30909 (706) 854-0333 (800) 544-6667

Jennifer Krouse Employee Representative

Stephanie Hernandez, MAcc Treasurer (Not a Governor)

Linda Arant Corporate Secretary (Not a Governor)

LifeLink of Puerto Rico Metro Office Park 1 Calle 1, Suite 100 Guaynabo, PR 00968-1711 (787) 277-0900 (800) 558-0977

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