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Candy Wells

BSN, MM
Director, Organ Utilization
LifeCenter Northwest
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Area(s) of Focus Director of Organ Utilization, focus on suitability, allocation and maximizing organ utilization.
Areas of Practice: Procurement

Brief Bio

Candy Wells is currently the Director of Organ Utilization at LifeCenter Northwest, overseeing organ allocation, surgical recovery and kidney perfusion, along with transplant center collaboration and utilization initiatives. Candy joined LifeCenter Northwest as a consultant in late 2011 and was promoted to Director in early 2012. Prior to joining LifeCenter, Candy worked in tissue donation and transplantation for 12 years as Surgical Donation Consultant for MTF, and Manager of Donation Services for the Northwest Tissue Center. She started her career in organ donation at LifeCenter Northwest in the 1990s and is privileged to be back. Candy has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a Masters in Organizational Management.

I have really enjoyed participating in the OPO/Transplant Center and Conversation series Workgroups. I have also had the privilege to be an Alliance speaker and moderator. The Alliance is dedicated to assisting our industry to help more individuals through donation and transplantation, expanding our learning opportunities to create space for sharing best practices and new ideas. I look forward to continue to participate with the amazing Alliance team.

Alliance Involvement Years Involved: 5
Past Involvement: Workgroup - Conversation Series
Current Involvement: Workgroup - Conversation Series

Alliance Presentations

Microscopic Close Up Of The Covid 19 Disease. Coronavirus Illness Spreading In Body Cell. 2019 NCoV Analysis On Microscope Level 3D Rendering

COVID+ Donors: Considerations & Controversies

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 2:00pm

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.

Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: In this session, we will discuss the risks for transmission of COVID to recipients of organs from donors with a history of or active COVID which are not fully understood. The goals are to discuss under what specific conditions might it be appropriate to use organs from COVID+ donors, and to describe the potential benefits vs risks.

Stressed Modern Medical Doctor Woman Outdoors Near Clinic

Combatting the Stress Endured by First Responders of Organ Donation

Thursday, December 09, 2021, at 2:00pm

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.

Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: Working in the field of organ donation and transplant involves exposure to unique human stressors. The traditional approach to mitigating the negative impact of these stressors has been to suppress, deny or override. This approach may not be entirely successful. New ways of viewing stress and practices for mitigating the impact of excessive stress during the work shift will be discussed.

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