We are proud to support candidates, recipients and their families as they navigate transplant financial concerns. Here are two exciting pieces of fall transplant news from the HelpHOPELive team.
‘Tis the season for fall conferences! HelpHOPELive leadership represented our organization at three important professional gatherings:
2015 Transplant Financial Coordinators Association Workshop
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Understanding national Centers of Excellence requirements for transplantation
- How Medicare coverage serves transplant needs
- Panel discussion: top resources for transplant financial aid (with HelpHOPELive CEO David Bakelman)
Our CEO prepares to address transplant financial coordinators.
Co-Director of Fundraising and Patient Services Rebecca Carr showcases HelpHOPELive resources.
29th Annual Society for Transplant Social Workers International Conference
Location: Columbus, Ohio
- A firsthand, start-to-finish look at a recipient’s kidney/pancreas transplant journey
- The ethics of altruistic kidney donation and inmate organ donation
- Discussion: how to fundraise effectively for a transplant (with HelpHOPELive CEO David Bakelman)
HelpHOPELive’s CEO David Bakelman (back left) and Co-Director of Fundraising and Patient Services Joni Henderson (back right), pose with the social workers who received scholarships from HelpHOPELive to attend this year’s STSW conference.
HelpHOPELive Co-Director of Fundraising and Patient Services Joni Henderson offers information on our services.
Our CEO on the STSW 2015 discussion panel.
21st Annual “The Practice of Transplant Administration” Workshop
Location: San Diego, California
- Our first year engaging with professionals at this important gathering!
- Modern tools for tracking and analyzing transplant data
- Transplant financial management, including Medicare reimbursement and reducing overhead costs
Congrats to the winners of our conference raffles who won gift cards from HelpHOPELive: Teressa Lawrence, a financial coordinator at NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center (New York); and Deborah G. Evans, a social worker at St. Vincent Hospital (Indiana).
New Transplant Video Announcement!
With the support of Philadelphia digital media agency Allied Pixel, HelpHOPELive will be releasing an incredible new video to help transplant families understand how our nonprofit can support their financial needs.
We interviewed HelpHOPELive patient and heart transplant recipient Leslie Sorg along with her brother, son and sister to learn how fundraising impacted her journey. Here’s a quote from Leslie:
“This is not something you do alone. I was unaware how expensive [a] transplant would be. I was shocked. I was totally and completely resistant to fundraising. Then my social worker told me about HelpHOPELive. I couldn’t stand the idea of asking people for money…Honestly, it was probably one of the best things I’ve ever done. They money was so appreciated [and] my heart is a rock star because of it! There was an astronomical amount of community support and love, and all because I reached out. My family, my friends and my co-workers became the strength that I needed.”
Leslie spoke about the role HelpHOPELive played in her transplant preparations and recovery.
Leslie makes her video debut.
Bill Haley and the Allied Pixel team.
Leslie’s sister, Michele, gets camera-ready.
You can find an additional behind-the-scenes video on our Instagram page.
The video will launch by 2016 – stay tuned!
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