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Asian/Pacific Islander Workgroup

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


Members

Karen Gans
Workgroup Chair
Senior Transplant Coordinator
LiveOnNY
Email

 

Sandy Andrada
Community Education Manager
Donor Network West
Email

Scott Murphy
Transplant Coordinator
LiveOnNY
Email

Yie Foong
Donor Family Services
LiveOnNY
Email

Alma Rodriguez
Multi Cultural Outreach Coordinator
Nevada Donor Network
Email

Kaylie Hoyle
Professional Outreach Coordinator
Iowa Donor Network
Email

Alwin Alquiros
Transplant Coordinator
LiveOnNY
Email

Yvonne Zacarese
Workgroup Co-Chair
Transplant Coordinator
LiveOnNY
Email

Mohan Mahal
Workgroup Co-Chair
Ambassador
MOHAN USA
Email

Gay-PorzioGay Peralta Porzio
Tissue Recovery Coordinator
Legacy of Life Hawai’i
Email

 

Jackie-Lue-Raia-PhotoJackie Lue Raia
Assistant Director, Resource Development
NJ Sharing Network
Email

 

Lacene - PhotoLacene Hirst
Multi-Cultural Outreach Officer
Legacy of Life, Hawai’i
Email

CTDN PhotoshootCathy Olmo
Director of Communication
Donor Network West
Email

Videos

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