The Nurses Station, Episode 18, Alliance for Paired Donation

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In this week’s show, host Jim DeMaria speaks with Susan Reese, RN, BFN, of the Alliance for Paired Donation.

More than 83,000 people in America are waiting for a kidney transplant; sadly, about 12 of these patients die every day because there aren’t enough donors. Many kidney patients have someone who is willing to donate, but because of immune system or blood type incompatibilities, they are not able to give a kidney to their loved one.

The Alliance for Paired Donation can help. Kidney paired donation matches one incompatible donor/recipient pair to another pair in the same situation, so that the donor of the first pair gives to the recipient of the second, and vice versa. In other words, the two pairs swap kidneys . APD has also pioneered a new way of using altruistic, or good Samaritan, donors, so that the transplants no longer have to be performed simultaneously. Non-simultaneous Extended Altruistic Donor Chains (NEAD Chains ) allow donors to “pay it forward” after their loved one receives a transplant.

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The Nurses Station, Episode 17, NurseTogether.com

The Nurses Station…A Podcast By Nurses and For Nurses

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Host Jim DeMaria speaks with Steve Curtin of NurseTogether.com.

NurseTogether.com was founded with a single goal in mind: empower the global community of nurses with helpful information through a single, easy- to- use web site. With a focus on unique nurse lifestyle, professional development and career content, NurseTogether.com is the only web site where the worldwide community of nurses, nursing students and those considering a career in nursing can truly come together, communicate and connect on the issues that really matter to them. They’ve combined their management team’s shared experience related to the nursing profession with technology and publishing experts to bring their members a website packed with information and useful tools. Visit them today at NurseTogether.com.

The Nurses Station, Episode 16, Deirdre McLary, Professional Doula

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Jim DeMaria speaks with Deirdre McClary of Nyack Birth Services.

Deirdre brings to her work the combined power and experience of her long devotion to Women’s Mysteries and spiritual work with her ten year journey through learning and exploring birth healing, education and empowerment. With mentors such as Pam England, Ina May Gaskin, Jeannine Pavarti Baker and local metropolitan area Wise Women, Deirdre uses Birthing From Within and intuitive parenting and birthing as her approach to teaching, doula care and classes.

She holds professional affiliations with Doulas of North America (DONA), Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators (ALACE), International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), BirthNet, Hudson Valley Birth Network, River Doulas, La Leche League, and Birthing From Within. She is currently enrolled in the National College of Midwifery and is working towards her CPM.

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