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The Alliance Conversation Series
Advancing Equity to Save more Lives: The Latinx Community & The Ethical Paradox of Donation and Transplantation

Presented on: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.

The sessions encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: In the United States, the Latinx community, especially those that are undocumented, face significant barriers in healthcare. In this conversation, we will establish a foundational understanding of the Hispanic culture, values, and beliefs and discuss the ethical paradox Latinx people face when it comes to donation and transplantation. Our panel will share details about initiatives developed by OPOs, Transplant Centers, and State Legislatures to promote healthcare equity within the Latinx community and share best practices established to better serve the Latinx community in hospital and community settings.

Added Learning Opportunity (optional)We encourage you to continue with us for an optional 30-minute Breakout Session that will take place following this session at 3pm ET/2pm CT/ 1pm MT/12 pm PT. These breakout discussions will serve as a value opportunity to connect with your peers in the community in small, collaborative groups and apply lessons learned from the general session. Following the breakout session, we will reconvene with our speakers to share key insights and strategies identified.

  • Recall relevant data, current demographics and barriers that prevent the Latinx community from becoming donors or having access to transplantation.
  • Describe the Hispanic culture, values, and beliefs in relation to donation.
  • Explain the Ethical Paradox regarding Latinx people and the Undocumented community in relation to Donation and Transplantation.
  • Summarize initiatives developed by OPO’s and Transplant Centers to ensure the Latinx and Undocumented community can not only become donors but can also register as donors and have equitable access to transplantation.
  • Identify financial programs created to increase access to organ transplants by targeting the inequity of health insurance access.
  • Employ best practices shared to address common barriers and effectively serve the Latinx and Undocumented community, in hospital and community settings, through education about organ donation.
Jennifer Aguilar Headshot
Jennifer Aguilar
Community Outreach Specialist
Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
Dra Catalina Ramos Hernandez Headshot
Catalina Ramos-Hernandez
Transplant Fund Coordinator
Illinois Transplant Fund

Transplant Center Professionals, Organ Procurement Organization Professionals, Quality Improvement Professionals and Leadership, OPO and Transplant Center Leadership, Directors, Managers, Clinicians, Front-line staff and Individuals interested in improving relationships between OPO and Transplant programs.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits are no longer available for this learning opportunity.

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