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Valinda Jones

Program Consultant
Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance
Valinda Jones

Brief Bio

Valinda holds more than 40 years of health care experience, including such roles as assistant hospital administrator, chief nursing officer, director of a school of nursing, administrator of a dialyisis facility and group administrator for home dialysis programs. She has served in large teaching hospitals, as well as community and critical access health care facilities, and taught in LPN, diploma, BSN and MSN schools of nursing. Prior to joining The Alliance, Valinda worked as a quality coordinator for a kidney-only transplant program, and as a 10-year kidney recipienet herself, has been an active volunteer with Gift of Life Michigan for many years. She is currently a member of both the UNOS Board of Directors and the Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Committee. Valinda enjoys spending time with family and friends, international traveling and learning about the culture, food and customs of different countries.

Past Involvement: Advancement Series - Transplantation Focus Faculty Workgroup
Current Involvement: Advancement Series - Transplantation Focus Faculty Workgroup

Alliance Presentations

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Measuring and Benchmarking Clinical Performance in Transplantation

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 3:00pm

Benchmarking in transplantation is a topic that many transplant program directors, administrators and quality professionals find daunting. This webinar will define and explain what benchmarking is, describe appropriate transplant clinical process and outcome metrics, discuss how to select benchmarking metrics that are important for transplant programs, and review transplant benchmarking sources and trends to close the loop on using transplant benchmarking data.

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Journey to Transplant for Sensitized Kidney, Heart and Lung Candidates

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 2:00pm

Successfully transplanting highly sensitized patients is an ongoing challenge for transplant centers and their candidates, especially those with high CPRAs. This webinar will delve into the overall process for screening and identifying highly sensitized candidates and the contributing causes of sensitization. We will discuss key elements that need to be considered when evaluating patients and the associated requirements for adding sensitized candidates to the UNet Waitlist. Lastly, we will explore pre-transplant desensitization options and outline effective strategies for organ offer decision-making with respect to sensitized candidates.

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