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The Colby Foundation is proud to offer you a variety of information and services through this website. We have worked hard to provide quality information, basic factual data, and the personal side to Organ and Tissue Donation. We also encourage you to get involved in a variety of ways and be a strong advocate for organ and tissue donation both personally and in your community.

Since we accept our limitations, we extend this list of related links to you. These links are provided to help further your knowledge and advocacy base. If you find a link that would be good for us to have, please contact us and share the information. Also be aware that this is not an exhaustive list, but a list of organization we have had conversations with and feel confident passing along to you.

Organ & Tissue Donation

Colby Cassani Endowed Lectureship Series Participants

Specific Regional Donor Networks

Professional / Organizational

Family Resources

Fundraising Opportunities

 

Organ and Tissue Donation Related Links

  • Donate Life America Donate Life America is a not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and local coalitions across the United States dedicated to inspiring all people to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.
  • United Network for Organ Sharing Nonprofit, scientific and educational organization that administers the United States’ only organ procurement and transplantation network.
  • Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) OPTN maintains the only national patient waiting list and features the most comprehensive data available in any single field of medicine.
  • OrganDonor.gov Created by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Office of Minority Health The Office of Minority Health offers basic information about organ and tissue donation as it relates to minority populations.
  • National MOTTEP National MOTTEP®, the National Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program, is the first program of its kind in the country designed to educate, empower, and increase participation among minority communities.
  • JRI – James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness JRI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the need for organ and tissue donation through film, educational outreach and the web.

 

Specific Regional Donor Networks

  • California Transplant Donor Network  Transplant network serving Northern/Central California and Northern Nevada by saving and improving lives through organ and tissue donation
  • Center for Organ Recovery and Education CORE is the Organ Procurement Organization serving counties in western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and a portion of New York.
  • LifeLink A non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of an increasing number of high quality organs and tissue for transplantation therapy in the Southeast. The Foundation attempts to work in a sensitive, diligent, and compassionate manner with donor families to facilitate the donation of desperately needed organs and tissues for waiting patients.
  • LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma A donor registry available to residents of the State of Oklahoma as well as working to educate the community about organ and tissue donation.
  • Living Legacy at LifeCenter Northwest The public education portion of LifeCenter Northwest.  Living Legacy works to educate the Northwest community about organ and tissue donation.
  • New England Organ Bank  Organ and tissue bank promoting the recovery, preservation and distribution of organs and tissues for transplantation.

Find additional Regional Donor Networks.

Family Resources

 

Colby Cassani Endowed Lectureship Series Recipients

  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine A professional medical college offering the following degrees: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy.  OSU-CHS is the first institution to be granted the Colby Cassani Endowed Lectureship Series
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine LECOM is the fastest growing medical college in the country and offers some of the most innovative learning programs on campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania; Bradenton, Florida; and Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  In addition to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree, LECOM offers a Doctor of Pharmacy as well as a Masters of Science in Medical Education Degrees.  LECOM's Erie and Bradenton campuses held their first CCELS in 2009.  The CCELS first took place in Greensburg in 2010
  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences focuses on training a new generation of primary care physicians and health professionals who live and work in the rural communities they serve.  These new providers will care for and treat their neighbors with an emphasis on preventative health care.  PNWU-COM's first CCELS took place in 2010
  • Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks to attract and train future medical practitioners to serve the needs of the southern Appalachian region.  Students receive a rigorous, demanding and rewarding medical education in a new, state-of-the-art facility by faculty who are national leaders in the profession with several decades of experience.  The curriculum is a didactic, systems-based approach to learning based on the current state of the ever-expanding knowledge base.  Students will contribute to exploration of the cutting edge of medicine.  LMU-COM's first CCELS took place in 2010
  • Kansas City University of Medical and Biosciences is a vibrant community of educators, researchers and staff – all with a singular purpose – to provide students with the highest quality educational programs to achieve their dreams of becoming physicians, ethicists and scientists.  KCUMB's first CCELS will take place during the 2012 - 2013 academic year.
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • MidWestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Professional / Organizational

 

Fundraising Opportunities

  • GoodSearch The Colby Foundation benefits when you choose and use the GoodSearch search engine. Go to the GoodSearch website whenever you want to perform an internet search. Identify the Colby Foundation as your charity of choice. When you search, the Foundation receives a donation.