The TNT conference provides organ transplant candidates, recipients, living donors, and their families with educational information and support as they experience transplantation.
This year’s conference will contain several seminars, including: Ethical Issues in Transplantation, led by Winston Hewitt, MD, from Emory Transplant Institute, New Medicines to Prevent Transplant Rejection: The Future is Here!, led by Alan Kirk, MD, from Emory Transplant Center, and How to Live Healthy Through Exercise and Diet Plus Reap the Benefits as Part of Team Georgia, led by Septima Hardy, a Team Georgia representative. GTF staff will also be on hand to provide information on programs and financial services offered by the Georgia Transplant Foundation.
The Georgia Transplant Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides financial, educational and emotional support to organ transplant candidates, recipients, living donors, and their families throughout the state of Georgia.
“There are currently more than 280 transplant recipients and 400 candidates residing in the Rome area,” says Pat Sortor, Managing Director of the Georgia Transplant Foundation. “GTF is committed to making sure that our services are available to all transplant candidates and recipients throughout the state, bringing the latest information about transplantation to the transplant community of Rome”
Transplantation is not a cure, but a treatment, and its financial, physical and emotional effects continue for life. Statewide, there are more than 3,045 people waiting for an organ transplant, while more than 11,081 Georgians are living successfully with a transplant.
The conference is free for all transplant candidates, recipients, living donors and one guest. A complimentary lunch will be catered by Duffy’s Deli. Please call (678)514-1178 or toll-free 1-866-428-9411 by May 9 to register to attend the Rome TNT conference. For more information about the conference or the Georgia Transplant Foundation, please visit www.gatransplant.org .