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Donation & Transplantation Field Trip

Join Live On Nebraska, Nebraska Medicine and Clarkson College 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.

Tuesday, October 10
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Clarkson College


  • 8:30 a.m. — Registration 
  • 9-9:50 a.m. — Welcome and plenary panel featuring a donor family member, organ recipient, tissue recipient and living donor
  • 10-11:50 a.m. — Breakout sessions 
  • 12-12:30 p.m. — Lunch (provided by Clarkson College)
  • 12:30-2:20 p.m. — Breakout sessions 
  • 2:30-3 p.m. — Plenary session featuring Joe Yaccarino, President & CEO of MTF Biologics

Breakout Sessions

Organ Perfusion
Join Live On Nebraska’s Surgical Services Manager as she explains organ perfusion and how organs are preserved during transportation. Advancements in perfusion keep organs viable longer while a recipient is identified and they are transported to their new home. Students will also have hands-on opportunities with a donated kidney.

Tissue Transformations
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. Students will explore human anatomy and dive into specific cases that have led to healing and lifesaving outcomes after tissue recovery. 

Donation & Transplantation Careers
Have you ever wondered what a career in donation and transplantation looks like? There are many opportunities and job roles that go into making a lifesaving transplant a success. Each panelist will provide a brief overview of their role in donation and transplantation and the educational pathway they took to get where they are today.

Transplant Jeopardy
Have fun and compete in a friendly game of transplant Jeopardy. Learn lots of interesting facts about solid organ transplants!

Advancements in Donation
Pig hearts? Face transplants? Birth tissue donation? They’re all real and they’re changing the landscape of donation and transplantation. Learn about these and other advancements that are paving the way for more lifesaving procedures.

Organ Matching & Allocation
What happens when a recipient gets “the call” that a lifesaving organ is ready for them? Live On Nebraska and Nebraska Medicine will team up to take you step-by-step through the process of matching donors to recipients.


We have reached capacity for this year’s event and registration is now closed. If you have any questions about the event, please email us.