About the Series

The Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Center is committed to providing every patient with quality care and exceptional support throughout their transplant journey.

As such, the living donor team is pleased to present a new virtual education series called “Becoming a Donation Champion” — a monthly series alternating on the fourth Monday or Thursday of every month, which aims to equip kidney recipients and their loved ones with the necessary knowledge, support and tools to find a living donor.

At every virtual event, Gabriela Lupatkin, LICSW, living donor social worker, Elizabeth Gigliotti, RN, living donor nurse coordinator, and Kassem Safa, MD, associate medical director, will provide attendees with information about:

  • Common myths and misconceptions of living kidney donation
  • How to leverage social media and other community outreach forums throughout the living donor process
  • How to find additional resources and learn from each other about living donation

Guide to Becoming a Donation Champion (PDF)


All events are virtual. Events are held on the 4th Monday or Thursday of every month (alternating) from 3-4 pm EST.

Monday, 3-4 pm EST:

  • February 28, 2022
  • April 25, 2022
  • June 27, 2022 - This event date has been postponed.
  • August 22, 2022
  • October 24, 2022

Register for a Monday date

Thursday, 3-4 pm EST:

  • March 24, 2022
  • May 26, 2022
  • July 28, 2022
  • September 22, 2022

Register for a Thursday date

Videos of Past Events