Why be an organ donor?
Published 5:34 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Transplantation gives hope to thousands of people with organ failure. Today, there are 115,000 men, women and children awaiting lifesaving organ transplants. What is organ donation and transplantation? What organs and tissues can be transplanted? How can I become an organ donor?
If you are seeking answers to questions like these you should attend April’s C.O.R.E. (Community Out-Reach Education) Program at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital to learn about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation.
This free program will be on Tuesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in the VCU Health CMH Education Center inside the new C.A.R.E. Building located at 1755 N. Mecklenburg Ave. in South Hill.
The speakers for the program will be Dr. Hannah Lee and Dr. Dhiren Kumar. Dr. Lee is a practicing transplant hepatologist with VCU Health Hume- Lee Transplant Center in Richmond. Dr. Lee graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed a residency at New England Medical Center. Dr. Lee also specializes in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kumar is a transplant nephrologist with VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center. Dr. Kumar graduated from University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed a residency and a fellowship at VCU Medical Center. Dr. Kumar also specializes in Internal Medicine.
Reservations are not required for this program; however, they are recommended. For more information or to register to attend, please call (434) 774-2550 or visit www.vcu-cmh.org.