Whitney Hale

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Twitter Chat Offers Insight on Organ Donation

Published: Apr 14, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 14, 2014) — Donna Slone, client services coordinator for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) at UK HealthCare, and Teresa Schladt, a liver transplant recipient who underwent surgery at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, will give insight on Donate Life Month for UK's April edition of the #AskACat Twitter chat.

 

Both Slone and Schladt have first-hand experience with the organ donation process.  They will answer questions about this and related topics beginning 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, via the university's official Twitter account, @universityofky.

 

Those interested in following the conversation or participating in the chat can follow the university's official account or use the hashtag #AskACat for questions and responses from the Twitter chat.

 

Individuals interested in asking questions about the topics of organ donation, Donate Life Month or other related topics should send their questions to twitter.com/universityofky through 3 p.m. April 15, or to the UK Facebook page prior to 2 p.m., April 15.  Responses to questions will be shared with the university's Twitter followers and those following the hashtag #AskACat.

 

UK's transplant program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and is one of only two transplant programs in the state of Kentucky. Founded in 1987, KODA is dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. KODA was formed to establish a statewide educational and procurement network. For more information on the organization or to learn how to become an organ donor, visit www.kyorgandonor.org.

 

UK will present its next #AskACat Twitter chat June 17.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, 859-257-8716whitney.hale@uky.edu

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