“The Gift of Life” is the topic of the Monday, February 25, luncheon and general meeting of AAUW (American Association of University Women).
The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Room 102, Activities Building.
Brent Hannah, director of of Cardiovascular and Transplant Services at the University of Tennessee, will give an overview of the transplant program begun at the University of Tennessee in 1985 by Dr. Mitch Goldman. More than 1,300 kidney transplants have been performed, a press release said. Donors for the transplants have been living donors, living related donors, directed non-related donors, and non-directed non-related living donors, as well as deceased donors, the release said.
Mary Bell, a retired cardiac nurse, will talk about her “adventure” as a kidney donor. [Read more…]