Winter Newsletter 2022 - The Living Bank

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2022 WIN TER CON NECT IONS


Stats

97,424

The need for organs is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation.

116,279

11,298

National Transplant Waiting List Based on Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Data - November 2022

10% 84%

3,413

A staggering 84% are waiting for a kidney and 10% are waiting for a liver.

1,037

are waiting for a liver

are waiting for a kidney

That’s 94% of the waiting list that could be transplanted now through living organ donation.

875

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Dear Friends

Four out of five people on the organ transplant list are waiting for a kidney. They’ll wait. And wait. And struggle with serious health problems. Unless living donors come forward to meet the need. Our role at The Living Bank becomes more important every day, because we help donors understand both the challenges and the benefits. To be a living donor is a life-saving decision. It’s a life altering decision, too. Every donor deserves independent, accurate information. That’s what we provide. Reading this newsletter and sharing our stories is an important way you can help educate more people about the critical importance of living organ donation.

Thank you for your support.

Kelly Perdue President and CEO


OUR MISSION

Is to eliminate the shortage of organs for lifesaving transplants by being a trusted education resource for living organ donation and the leading provider of advocacy services for living donors.

OUR VISION

Is for living organ donation to be widely known, understood, and available to those needing a lifesaving transplant; and for living donors to receive the independent advocacy and support they need before, during, and after transplantation.


The Living Bank advances its mission with the following programs and services: LIVING ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS Our community awareness program provides education on living organ donation and empowers communities to make informed health decisions. The program is provided to inform, inspire, and invoke our communities to start the living donation conversation. Additionally, we support our local and national communities through multiple communication channels, including online, print, social media, and in-person presentations in community and corporate venues throughout the region.

INDEPENDENT LIVING DONOR ADVOCACY The Living Bank’s licensed clinical transplant social workers serve as Independent Living Donor Advocates (ILDAs) to live donor transplant programs in the Texas Medical Center and throughout the Nation. ILDAs serve to protect and promote the best interests of living organ donors, ensuring their decision to donate is informed and free from coercion.

INDEPENDENT LIVING DONOR ADVOCATE NETWORK™ (ILDAN™) WEBINAR SERIES The Independent Living Donor Advocate Network™ (ILDAN™) is an online community of social workers, nurses, professional counselors, clergy, and other health professionals who serve in live donor transplant programs throughout the Nation. The Living Bank produces a live webinar each quarter and offers previously recorded presentations for on-demand viewing. Attendees may earn one continuing education credit at no-cost for each course completed.


We are educating our communities WHAT IS LIVING ORGAN DONATION? Living organ donation is the process of a living person donating their kidney, or portion of their liver, to another person in need of a lifesaving transplant. Living organ donors, usually a loved one or family friend, offer an alternative to waiting years on the national transplant list for a deceased organ donor. Living organ donation offers hope and a second chance at life to recipients.

MOST COMMON ORGANS TRANSPLANTED THROUGH LIVING ORGAN DONATION ARE A KIDNEY OR LIVER LOBE. WHO CAN BE A LIVING ORGAN DONOR? A family member, friend, and even a stranger. A person in good overall physical and mental health who is 18 years of age or older.

TYPES OF LIVING DONATION

DIRECTED DONATION: If you know the person you want to donate to, then talk with their transplant center’s living donor coordinator to schedule an evaluation. PAIRED DONATION: If you are not a match, you may consider paired donation. The two recipients trade donors so that each recipient can receive a compatable kidney. NON-DIRECTED DONATION: If you would like to donate altruistically to someone you do not know, contact a transplant center of your choice and speak with their living donor coordinator.

START THE CONVERSATION Call The Living Bank and we will provide contact information to transplant centers in your area or anywhere in the United States that has a living donor program. The Living Bank’s licensed clinical social workers and staff are always here to answer your questions on living organ donation, 1-800-528-2971.


OUR FRIEND, AND VOLUNTEER, SUBBU VENKAT DONATED HIS KIDNEY TO HIS WIFE, ANITA CHADAH. SUBBU IS AN AVID MARATHON RUNNER AND A SUPPORTER OF THE LIVING BANK.

“A HERO IS SOMEBODY WHO IS SELFLESS, WHO IS GENEROUS IN SPIRIT, WHO JUST TRIES TO GIVE BACK AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND HELP PEOPLE.” — Doug Williams RECOVERY PROCESS It is common for donors to experience exhaustion and small increases in blood pressure. Living kidney donors are generally discharged within one to two days and living liver donors are typically discharged within a week or two. Recovery times vary among living donors. Living kidney donors may resume their regular activities within four to six weeks after donation and living liver donors generally resume normal activities within eight weeks.

LIFESTYLE Living organ donors lead healthy, active lives after donation. The Living Bank has relationships with a large community of living donors and we would be happy to connect you with them to ask questions and hear their personal stories.


We are advocating for living donors Federal law requires transplant centers to provide living organ donors with an Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA).

The role of the ILDA is to protect and promote the best interests of living organ donors, ensuring their decision to donate is fully informed and free from coercion. Prior to 2007, living donors were typically screened, educated, and cared for by the same healthcare team that cared for the transplant recipient. In 2007, to avoid a potential conflict of interest between the donor and recipient care teams, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) mandated transplant centers identify a healthcare professional to serve as an Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) to living organ donors.

THE LIVING BANK HAS A TEAM OF SOCIAL WORKERS THAT SERVE AS ILDAS TO TRANSPLANT CENTERS NATIONWIDE VIA TELEHEALTH.


We are educating our transplant professionals The federal protections established in 2007 require ILDA professionals to complete continuing education on living organ donation, transplantation, medical ethics, informed consent, and the potential for coercion. This ensures the living donor is sufficiently educated regarding their decision, the evaluation process, the surgical risks, and the benefit and need for follow-up at six months, one year, and two years post-donation. The Living Bank launched the Independent Living Donor Advocate Network (ILDAN™) in 2012 to meet this need. The ILDAN™ is the first-of-its kind to provide relevant, quality, and free continuing education with a focus on the unique complexities of living organ donation and transplantation. It includes a community of social workers, nurses, professional counselors, clergy, and other health professionals who serve in live donor transplant programs in the Greater Houston area and throughout the Nation.

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UTERUS TRANSPLANTATION: THE GIFT OF EXPERIENCING PREGNANCY GREGORY MCKENNA, MD Baylor Scott and White Health


BOAR D M E M BE R H I G H L I G H T

Catherine Lightfoot BOARD T RE ASURE R

I am fortunate to have had mentors in my life who directed me to volunteer opportunities.


This fall marks 34 years that I have been in Houston, where I began my accounting career. I am currently an owner at EEPB, a large local accounting firm, specializing in the healthcare industry. In my role as Director of EEPB’s Healthcare Services, I provide accounting and finance oversight to clients, augmented with internal controls and strategic advice to management. I am fortunate to have had mentors in my life who directed me to volunteer opportunities. As a very young accountant, when asked to be treasurer for a non-profit fundraiser or join a professional society committee, I jumped in. Over the years, I found that being actively involved in philanthropic endeavors gave me lifelong friendships and experiences I would not have otherwise obtained. I have only held two volunteer positions where I was not asked to participate. The first was when I volunteered for the American Cancer Society. My father had lost a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer at 51. I was single and 29 and just plain mad. Volunteering at the American Cancer Society helped me work through that anger. Then I got married. Side note: I met my spouse at a CPA state society committee meeting, of which I was chairperson at the time. I spent the next several years working and raising a young family. One day, I realized that my prior life of volunteer work and leadership roles had never been done in front of my children. So, back into philanthropy I went. This time to the National Charity League, which is a mother-daughter organization. I met amazing women and gained wonderful memories working alongside my daughter, and we made a difference in the community together. My daughter called me during her junior year at Texas A&M and said, “Mom, there is an open officer position in my Speech Pathology club. Do you think I can do it?” Well, you can guess how I answered that question. I am excited to be serving as Treasurer on The Living Bank’s Board of Directors, helping further their mission.


Yes, we did it W ITH YOUR SUP P OR T! P ROVIDE D PU BLI C EDU CATI O N TO OVE R

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P ROVIDE D C ON TI N U I N G E DUC AT ION TO OV ER

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Transplant professionals including social workers, nurses, counselors and other healthcare professionals

R E S POND E D TO OVE R

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Inquiries via email + telephone about living + deceased + whole-body donation

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SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATED

For Caregivers of Pre- and Post-Transplant Patients

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PROVIDE D OVE R

1,900

Patient Evaluations and Assessments for Living Kidney Donors + Living Liver Donors

IN-PE RSON + T E LE HE ALT H


I am David N. Hooper, 64, a native and lifelong resident of Conroe, Texas. I first heard of The Living Bank from friend and mentor, Sue Nichols (1927-1999), back in the 1970s. I admired and valued the work of the five Houston women who founded The Living Bank in 1968 and I soon became a regular donor. The Living Bank is easily my favorite charity. Most of my donations are in memory of people. One may also donate for other occasions to celebrate, or to honor, family, friends, birthdays, and anniversaries.

ME E T

David Hooper

A longtime friend and donor of The Living Bank shares the story behind his decades long support of The Living Bank.

Many of the families and individuals I honor, or make a gift in memory of, are from Conroe and the surrounding areas. Perhaps I’ve become something of a poster-person for The Living Bank, I hope so, anyway! Friends have called to thank me when they’ve received their acknowledgement card and have inquired about The Living Bank. I go on and on about the mission and how many lives have been saved through organ donation. I hope those conversations have led many of my friends to register as organ donors as well. Some have placed the acknowledgment card on their social media profile! Growing up in Conroe, my hometown was something of a Mayberry. All business was done on the downtown square. Everyone knew everyone. Dad was County Clerk and then Mayor. His father, my grandfather, Guy Hooper, was a rancher, philanthropist, and was even the Sheriff at one point. Over the years Conroe, and all of Montgomery County, has experienced tremendous growth. The days of town square business and the small-town feel were replaced with new people, development, innovations, and to my chagrin, traffic. After a career in the Hospitality Industry, I retired in 2005. I enjoy reading, a good crossword puzzle, the Episcopal church, the murderwhodunit channel, Sunday brunch with friends, sugar-free everything, and a cold brewski from time to time. One constant throughout the years has always been my giving to The Living Bank. When I know someone who has lost a loved one, or there is someone special I want to honor, I send a gift in their name to support the work of The Living Bank. Folks, The Living Bank rocks!! Their work is important, and I encourage you to make a gift in memory of or in honor of someone you love this season.

“I encourage you to make a gift in memory of or in honor of someone you love this season.”


Thank you to our generous donors Ms. Erin E. Aafedt Dr. D. Marguerite Adams, DVM Mr. and Mrs. Gary G. Albrecht Ms. Marcia K. Allen and Mr. George Politakis Mr. Arturo Almaraz Ms. Mary W. Amato Annie E. Casey Foundation Matching Gift Program Ms. Gwen Apodaca Ms. Martha L. Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bank Ms. Anne Marie Bartholomay and Mr. Robert T. Supinski Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Bellamy Major and Mrs. Charles F. Bernhardt, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Allan K. Bernstein Ms. Stephanie A. Bice Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Biscone Dr. Mark J. Biscone, Ph.D., FACHE Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bladorn Mrs. Rita N. Blumenfeld Ms. Karen M. Borek Mr. and Mrs. David C. Bray Ms. Bonita A. Brennan Mrs. Harriet R. Brin Ms. Janet P. Brooks Mr. Kevin C. Brown Mr. Stuart Brown, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Bumstead Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Burmeier Ms. Laura E. Burt Ms. Betty Burton, Estate of Camryn Buskey Ms. Gail M. Butler Mr. Sam A. Bybee Dr. and Mrs. John S. Bynon, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cangro Mrs. Justyna M. Carlson Mr. Vincent P. Cerisano Mr. Subramaniyan Venkataraman and Mrs. Anita Chadha Mr. and Mrs. David Champion Ms. Emily K. Chappell Ms. Nena Chima-Tetteh Mr. Donald J. Cisek Ms. Anne K. Clare Mr. Seth W. Clark Dr. Gillian E. Cook O.P. Mr. H. Talbot Cooley Sarah Couser Roger D. Coutant, D.D.S. Mr. and Mrs. Randy J. Curde Mr. Edward C. Dasse Dr. Salil V. Deshpande and Dr. Drew Helmer Mr. Gary M. Dewey Mr. Raymond P. Domino

Ms. Ann R. Donoghue Ms. Nancy K. Dop Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dugick Mr. William K. Duttweiler Ms. Fran M. Edwards Mr. Ramsay M. Elder Mr. John E. Engle Mr. Herbert J. Engman Ms. Lesley Fant Fidelity Charitable Dr. and Mrs. Harold J. Fields Ms. Sherrie R. Finn Mr. David L. Finney Mr. and Mrs. John E. Flores Ms. Delaina Foster Dr. and Mrs. O. Howard Frazier Ms. Susan J. Frye Ms. Joan F. Furstenberg Mr. and Mrs. William C. Gardner Prof. and Mrs. David R. Gergen Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gill Ms. Laura A. Godfrey GoTo Technologies, Inc. Ms. Dinah D. Gow Mr. and Mrs. James L. Graham Mr. and Mrs. David M. Gregory Mr. and Mrs. Alfred O. Grimminger Mr. Edward Grodsky Mr. James M. Gwynn Mrs. Ardath J. Heard Ms. Christine F. Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hoepner Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Hogan Mr. and Ms. John Hogshead II Ms. Ayke Hoppenreijs Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoppler Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Howe Mr. and Mrs. Steven K. Howell Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Inglis Mr. and Mrs. Lester W. Jacobs Ms. Janis H. Jensen Mr. Clarence J. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Edmond A. Joran Mrs. Marie L. Kanach Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Karas Dr. Ditza Katz Ms. Dorothy E. Kaufmann Ms. Joan M. Kelly Ms. Charlma E. Kile Mr. Duncan S. Kincaid Mr. Paul W. Kirscht Mr. Steven J. Koehler Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Koup Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Krauhs Mr. Jeffrey D. Kurz Ms. Deborah A. Larson Ms. Nancy K. LeBoeuf Mr. and Mrs. Damon J. Leonetti

Ms. Kristine W. Levenhagen Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Levy Mr. Timothy S. Libassi Ms. Catherine Lightfoot, CPA, CHBC Mr. and Mrs. Grant Loeffler Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Loneker, Sr. Mr. George L. Lotter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Allen P. Lovejoy Ms. Michele Maio Ms. Dorothy G. Marston Ms. Danielle Marteney Ms. Deborah Maurer, MBA, RN Ms. Patricia May Mr. Dan L. McGurk Mr. and Mrs. Everett A. McLaughlin Mr. Pau J. Miehlke Mr. and Mrs. Merle L. Miller Ms. Mary P. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. James F. Moffa Mr. Peter M. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Tommy G. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Murray Mr. Habib Nathan Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Neubrand Mr. Loren T. Newton Ms. Samantha Noreen Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Oelkers Mr. Freddy O’Ferrall, Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Oglesby Mr. Rintaro Okoshi Mr. Charles T. Ondrej Ms. Lauri A. Orwig Mr. and Mrs. Luis Ostrosky Mr. and Mrs. Norman L. Owsley Ms. Celeste F. Pardee Ms. A. Lynette Parsons Ms. Karen S. Pasewark Ms. Gloria H. Patterson Mr. Thomas E. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Kent E. Ping Ms. Kristina Pravoverov Ms. Lisa Ramey Dr. Lillian A. Rankel and Dr. Andrew Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Regan Mr. and Mrs. George M. Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ryan Mrs. Diesa R. Samp, MHA, BSN, RN, CCTC Mr. Arlon J. Sandbulte Mr. Frank H. Sartor Dr. Gretchen M. Schmalz Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Guy A. Schneider Ms. Peggy L. Schultz and Mr. John K. Preston Mr. and Mrs. Lin L. Seder Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Shaffer Mr. and Mrs. Lee Shaw


Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sicilio Ms. Bonnie L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Corbett T. Smith Ms. and Mr. Nina B. Smith Ms. Joyce A. Statz Mr. and Mrs. Johnny G. Stewart Mr. Josh Tabin and Dr. Melissa Tabin Mr. Charles R. Taliaferro Mrs. Sandra G. Thompson Mr. Jeffrey A. Tipton TisBest Philanthropy Ms. Emily L. Todd Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Train

Mr. Warren J. Tripp Mr. and Mrs. Morris L. Tubesing Mr. and Mrs. John G. Tyczynski Mrs. Susan L. Utter Ms. Kayleigh Valley Ms. Mary C. VanderSchaaf Ms. Jill D. Veber Mr. Mark A. Vince Mr. John J. Vrablik Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Wainwright Mr. and Mrs. Eric Walther Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Westling Ms. Teresa E. White

Ms. Virginia E. Wiggins Mr. and Mrs. David D. Wilson Mr. Larry D. Wilson Mrs. Rheba L. Wilson, Estate of Mrs. Susan Smith Wolf Ms. Lillian G. Woo Mr. and Mrs. Patrick H. Wood, III Dr. and Mrs. R. Patrick Wood Mr. and Mrs. Noel G. Wray Mr. C. T. Wrubel Mr. and Mrs. David L. Yarbrough Ms. Leslie E. Zalles

Tribute donations IN HO N OR OF Ms. Vicky L. Arbuckle in honor of Daren Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Fowler in honor of Kelly Perdue Mr. and Mrs. Carl Friedman in honor of Melissa and Jim Friedman Ms. Gloria H. Fyfe in honor of Carl Nelms Mr. and Mrs. James B. Jones in honor of Jerry Elmore Ms. Gay A. Roane in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Louis Allen Ms. Jacqueline M. V. Walsh in honor of Rene Salenga Dr. and Mrs. William Wescott in honor of Kelly Perdue IN MEM ORY OF Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Bartlett, Jr. in memory of Tom Bartlett Mr. William T. Bostock in memory of Billy Bostock Ms. Renee Cormier in memory of Ardis P. Mizner Dr. and Mrs. William J. Dana in memory of Thomas K. Moore III Ms. Kathleen DeMont in memory of Gerard DeMont Mrs. Barbara Z. Duncan in memory of Christopher Duncan Ms. Diane P. Ellis in memory of Ardis Mizner Ms. Marianne Flanagan in memory of Marilyn Chilluffo Mr. and Mrs. Quenten Goldstein in memory of Ardis Mizner Dr. Robert Gordon in memory of Joan Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Graham in memory of Joan S. Anderson

Jean Riopelle Guez, Ph.D. in memory of Joan S. Anderson McGurk Mr. and Mrs. John P. Hearson in memory of John Paul Hearson Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Hecht in memory of Glen Karsten Mr. David N. Hooper in memory of Dr. Bilsing in memory of Bill Chadwick in memory of Errol Coker in memory of Dick Conti in memory of Robert Cross in memory of Emily Daniel in memory of Mrs. Danley in memory of Javier Gonzales in memory of Tommy Gray in memory of Sarah Gutekunst in memory of V. J. Hill in memory of Gloria Victoria Isaacs in memory of Al Keplar in memory of Leroy Wayne Mack in memory of Marion Snider McNeel in memory of Rev. Curtis A. Myers in memory of Kay Dunagan Parker in memory of Mr. Sauced in memory of Noreen Scott Mrs. Amity K. Horowitz in memory of Danny Horowitz Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Hudgins in memory of Stella Ms. Debbie Hughes in memory of Ardis “Bunny” Mizner Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Hunt in memory of Lee (L.E.) Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Landis in memory of Frances P. McGee Ms. Marilyn Lenz and Mr. James Stroope in memory of Buddy Allbritton in memory of Jimmy Appleby in memory of Sandy Hammer in memory of Tom Hansen in memory of Don Hinds in memory of Terry Holsinger in memory of Brad McCurry in memory of Hettie Smith

Mrs. Lindy P. Linn in memory of Ardis Mizner Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mazurek, Jr. in memory of Mary V. Tretinik Ms. Maureen M. McCart in memory of Frances D. Murphy Mrs. Diana L. McCracken in memory of Jim McCracken Mr. and Mrs. James A. Orr III in memory of Betty Kirn Ms. Kay H. Picard in memory of Ardis Mizner Ms. Harley G. Puff in memory of Anna Lisa Burns in memory of John Michel Cochran in memory of Phil (Pippy) Crow in memory of Jann Green in memory of Reed Robinson in memory of Mel Wilde Mrs. Teresa E. Radosti in memory of George “Butch” Hatfield in memory of Wendy Toy Ms. Claire H. Rivers in memory of Cindy Gold in memory of Ruth Wysocki Ms. Evelyn M. Rollison in memory of Stanley Earl Rollison Ms. Peggy D. Rowe in memory of Betsy Smith Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Seekely in memory of Michael Rudin Mrs. Flora A. Slate in memory of Ron Slate Mr. Ralph E. Tamper in memory of Andrew Tamper Mr. and Mrs. William P. Tschinkel in memory of Michael F. Fennessy Mr. and Mrs. Louis Urschel in memory of Shawn M. Urschel Mr. and Mrs. William S. Whisler in memory of Dr. Joan S. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn L. Wolff in memory of Leah Grossberg

Fiscal Year 2022 – July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022


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Our nation has a critical Today, over 116,000 people organ shortage — specifically nationwide are on the national kidneys and livers. transplant waiting list.

Last year, only 20% of those waiting for a kidney received a second chance at life.

The problem is, most people don’t know living organ donation is an alternative!

A kidney or liver from a living donor is the fastest option, with the best results and can save more lives NOW! The Living Bank is here to inform, inspire and invoke change through awareness.

The Living Bank Staff K E L LY P E R D U E President and CEO C AT H L E E N T H O M A S Director of Programs TERESA RADOSTI Development Specialist

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We dedicate this issue to our trailblazing founders Glen Karsten Dr. Joan Anderson Louise Johnson Esther Phillips Louise Robertson

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