33 episodes

#BeTheGift Connections is a series of monthly programs designed to inform and connect the public to lifesaving stories of organ donation and transplantation. Episodes feature real-life conversations with families of donor heroes, living donors, transplant recipients, and healthcare professionals directly involved in the recovery and transplant of organs and tissues. Each episode tackles a specific aspect of donation and the challenges facing those waiting for their lifesaving gift. We hope these episodes will inform and inspire others to be the gift and save lives by registering at BeTheGiftToday.com.

#BeTheGift Connections Tennessee Donor Services

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#BeTheGift Connections is a series of monthly programs designed to inform and connect the public to lifesaving stories of organ donation and transplantation. Episodes feature real-life conversations with families of donor heroes, living donors, transplant recipients, and healthcare professionals directly involved in the recovery and transplant of organs and tissues. Each episode tackles a specific aspect of donation and the challenges facing those waiting for their lifesaving gift. We hope these episodes will inform and inspire others to be the gift and save lives by registering at BeTheGiftToday.com.

    2024 May #BeTheGift Connections: Brittany Cameron

    2024 May #BeTheGift Connections: Brittany Cameron

    It's time for our second #BeTheGift Connections segment in honor of National Nurses Week!

    We're joined by Tennessee Donor Services Clinical Services Manager Brittany Cameron who gives us an inside look into the donation process and the role of an Organ Recovery Coordinator.

    • 12 min
    2024 May #BeTheGift Connections: Suzy Sawyer

    2024 May #BeTheGift Connections: Suzy Sawyer

    In honor of National Nurses Week, we have a special #BeTheGift Connections segment to celebrate the dedicated nurses and clinical professionals who make donation possible!

    We'll hear from Suzy Sawyer, a liver recipient and transplant nurse at UT Medical Center, who will share how her transplant impacted her decision to help other patients waiting for their lifesaving gifts.

    • 23 min
    2024 April #BeTheGift Connections: Kassandra Klemenz

    2024 April #BeTheGift Connections: Kassandra Klemenz

    It's not Donate Life Month without an episode of #BeTheGift Connections!

    Kassandra Klemenz, a double-lung transplant recipient who recently completed the Knoxville Marathon, will share how her transplant has given her the ability to live an active life and what athletic events she has coming up.

    • 13 min
    2024 March #BeTheGift Connections: Gene and Shanna Proctor

    2024 March #BeTheGift Connections: Gene and Shanna Proctor

    Join us for the next episode of #BeTheGift Connections in honor of National Kidney Month!

    We'll hear from Gene Proctor, a kidney transplant recipient, and his wife, Shanna, as they share how the search for a kidney donor impacted their lives.

    • 19 min
    2024 February #BeTheGift Connections: Billy Lane

    2024 February #BeTheGift Connections: Billy Lane

    American Heart Month is coming to a close, but we have one episode of #BeTheGift Connections left before we head into March!

    We'll hear from Billy Lane, who received a lifesaving heart transplant thanks to the selflessness of a donor hero.

    • 17 min
    2024 February #BeTheGift Connections: Dr. Clive Callender

    2024 February #BeTheGift Connections: Dr. Clive Callender

    In honor of Black History Month, we have a special episode of #BeTheGift Connections!



    We'll hear from Dr. Clive Callender, founder of the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP), as he takes us through his career and explains MOTTEP's mission to influence multicultural donor registrations and equitable transplant allocation.

    • 33 min

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