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Froedtert &MCW Partners with Gannett Newspapers, Packers for Organ Donor Awareness

Apr. 21 - An Oshkosh man describes his appreciation for the life-saving kidney transplant procedure performed at Froedtert & MCW. To recognize April as Donate Life Month, Gannett Newspapers is joining with Froedtert & MCW and the Green Bay Packers to raise awareness. Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

Newlywed Faces Need for Kidney Transplant

Apr. 20 - The Appleton Post Crescent reports on a newly-wed who is waiting for a kidney transplant at Froedtert & MCW. Post Crescent

Dr. Hong Discusses Need for Organ Donors

Apr. 14 - The Appleton Post Crescent and Fox-TV/Channel 6 recognized April as Donate Life Month. Dr. Johnny Hong (Surgery – Transplant) said that only one-third of the patients on Wisconsin’s organ transplant waiting lists will receive needed organs. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is leading a public service campaign in Wisconsin to encourage donations. Fox 6 Now, Post Crescent, Post Crescent, and WTAQ

Organ donor education an ongoing effort

Apr. 3 - Johnny Hong, MD, the Mark B. Adams Professor of Surgery and director of the solid organ transplantation program at MCW, Froedtert, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and BloodCenter of Wisconsin; discussed the ongoing need for organ donation education in the community. Appleton Post Crescent

Packers player Randall Cobb visits Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, promotes organ donation awareness

Apr. 2 - Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb visited organ transplant patients at Froedtert Hospital to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation. WITI TV

Dr. Presberg Provides Comment on Final Days of Patient Waiting for Transplant

June 24 - Dr. Kenneth Presberg provides professional comments to a front-page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article that traces the final days of a man who died waiting for a lung transplant. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Derse Discusses Bioethical Issues Related to Compensation for Kidney Donations

May 21 - Dr. Art Derse discusses bioethical issues related to compensation for kidney donations in an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Public Radio

Dr. Hong Discusses Value of Partial Liver Transplantation

April 28 - Dr. Johnny Hong provides background information on partial liver transplantation on a Fox-TV/Channel 6 report on a father who donated a portion of his liver to his infant son. Fox 6 Now

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