Linda Monich, living kidney donor, shares what her experience was like donating a kidney to her husband, Tim, at the Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Center.
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
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
Thursday, 3-4 pm EST:
- March 24, 2022
- May 26, 2022
- July 28, 2022
- September 22, 2022
Videos of Past Events
Related News and Articles
- Patient Story
- Apr | 6 | 2021
In recognition of National Donate Life Month, the living donor team at Massachusetts General Hospital collected reflections from a few of our previous donors about their experience and their advice for anyone who is interested to become a living donor.
- Patient Story
- Feb | 10 | 2021
When Ann Foti learned that she could become a living donor for her husband, Gino, she was determined to donate her kidney to him; however, because of complications with Gino’s condition and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, their journey toward transplantation surgery was far from simple.
Learn More About Living Donation
Organ donation saves lives. We are advocates for organ and tissue donation. We strive to find new ways to share available organs among patients on transplant wait lists and, ultimately, to give a second chance at life.