Iheoma C. Okeke-Banks is a Senior Hospital Development Coordinator for Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Network. She works with a variety of hospitals on the south side of Chicago ranging from a small community based hospitals to large academic institutions. Although born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she was raised in Selma, Alabama where she developed a strong desire to address health care access in minority communities. After earning her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Chicago and graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University, she continued to work with minorities communities through the Chicagoland area to increase access to health care resources. She’s an innovator, researcher, mother and long time resident of the Hyde Park community.
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: Families frequently overrule the wishes of dying patients who are registered organ donors. Our discussion will focus on providing examples of effective relationships and how they have leveraged their bond in establishing an FPA resistance protocol. Health literacy issues and identifying factors that influence FPA resistance in multi-cultural communities will create some lively and insightful conversations.