Donation & Transplantation Field Trip
Join Live On Nebraska and Nebraska Medicine for a full day of high school donation and transplantation education in Omaha!
Students will experience six breakout sessions filled with hands-on activities and games to educate them about organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation. Information about careers in the donation and transplantation industry will be included with each session.
Friday, November 18
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Creighton University Harper Center
- 8:30 a.m. — Registration
- 9-9:50 a.m. — Welcome and Plenary Panel
- 10-11:50 a.m. — Breakout Sessions
- 12-12:30 p.m. — Lunch (provided by Live On Nebraska)
- 12:30-2:20 p.m. — Breakout Sessions
- 2:30-3 p.m. — Plenary Session and Closing Remarks
Join Surgical Services Manager, Kayla, as she places a kidney on a perfusion pump. This process improves the preservation of kidneys and helps keep them viable longer while a recipient is identified and the kidney is transported to its new home.
Donor Family Care
Learn about working with grieving families and Live On Nebraska’s Aftercare Program with our Family Services Manager, Amanda. Amanda will share memory-making items and talk about the ways we support our donor family members during and after the donation process.
Clinical Coordinator, Brandon, will dive into donor management, sharing the technology, tools and tricks Live On Nebraska uses to achieve homeostasis in order to optimize organ function and maximize the donor’s gift of life.
Explore tissue case studies and learn about all the ways tissue grafts can help those in need with Live On Nebraska’s Tissue Services Manager, Mark. Mark will lead students through specific cases that have led to healing and lifesaving outcomes after tissue recovery.
Have you ever wondered what a career in transplant looks like? There are many opportunities and job roles that go into making a lifesaving transplant a success. Come see what it is like to be an Advanced Practice Provider, Nurse and Donate Life Services Coordinator, Social Worker, Physician, and Living Donor Advocate in the world of transplant! Each member of our team will provide you with a brief overview of their role in transplant and the educational pathway they took to get where they are today.
Have fun and compete in a friendly game of transplant Jeopardy. Learn lots of interesting facts about solid organ transplants!