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Asian/Pacific Islander Workgroup

API Webinar Access Information

Check out our latest webinar, Mabuhay! Appreciating Filipino Culture!  

In this presentation, we highlight the Philippines, its culture, and sense of community. Our goal is to educate the donation and transplant community on the many different countries and culture that represent API.


Mission Statement

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Workgroup focuses efforts to understand cultural and other barriers that influence the various API communities and their desire to save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.

Past Webinar Presentations

Bridge Between Islam and Organ & Tissue Donation

Testimonial:  “This webinar provided relevant and current insights about the Bengali culture and the Muslim faith. The speaker, LifeGift Houston’s Clinical Donor Specialist Raunak “Runi” Jahan, MBBS, provided tools/best practices to bridge the gap between Islam and Organ/ Tissue Donation. Her presentation provided useful resources that will help anyone become more comfortable when working with families of the Muslim faith. It was helpful for me to know that I can offer comfort to families of the Muslim faith in their time of grief by being prepared and well-versed on their faith, customs, and traditions in advance.” — Gay Porzio, Surgical Recovery Coordinator, Legacy of Life Hawai‘i

Buddhist Perspective On Donation

Communities in Transition Asian Populations

Culture of Donation in the Filipino Community

Understanding Filipino Nurse History and Working with Filipino Families


Karen Gans
Workgroup Chair
Senior Transplant Coordinator

Lalaine To – Workgroup Co-Chair – Email

Ronica Arnold – Workgroup Member – Email




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