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December 21st 2010:Organ and Tissue Donation: Advice for Family Caregivers

Martha Anderson is Executive Vice President of Donor Services at the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. Dr. Frank Markel is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trillium Gift of Life Network. They describe organ and tissue donation and the benefits that come from it. They discuss the concerns that people have about organ and tissue donation, and how these are addressed. They explain the importance of the family caregiver in family discussions about potential donations. They talk about the things they say to family caregivers caring for family members nearing the end of life. And th

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Martha Anderson

Martha Anderson joined the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation in 1987, and is Executive Vice President of Donor Services. The Foundation provides donated human bone, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and skin to patients throughout the United States and over 50 other countries. It also provides non-transplantable organs and tissues to scientific researchers, and services and software to facilitate the donation and transplantation of organs, eyes and tissues. During her tenure at the Foundation, donated tissues from over 90,000 donors have been provided to more than 4.2 million recipients. Prior to her work at the Foundation, she was a Patient Advocate at a large trauma center in Denver, Co
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Frank Markel

Dr. Frank Markel is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trillium Gift of Life Network, a position he assumed in January 2005. The Network is Ontario's organ and tissue procurement agency. Under his leadership it has experienced a 33 precent increase in deceased organ donation. He often says that he has never known a cause as compelling as that of organ and tissue donation. Prior to joining the Network he held various senior positions in health administration, including Executive Vice President of the Rehabilitation Institute of Toronto, President and CEO of Hillcrest Hospital, and Vice President, Planning and Development at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto. He holds a Masters
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