The official account of LifeShare Oklahoma. We're working together to save lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in #Oklahoma.

Oklahoma, USA
Joined June 2011
Wes' promise to himself if he made it through a lung transplant? To live his true self. “I was given this second chance at life – and now I get to live it proudly,” said Wes. Read more of his story here: lifeshareoklahoma.org/wes-ha… #pride #pride2022 #lgbtq #loveislove
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LifeShare Oklahoma retweeted
🏳️‍🌈YES!!!!!!🏳️‍🌈 Anyone can become an organ donor their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or expression does not matter! 💚
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LifeShare recently made U.S. History! Press Release in 🧵:
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LifeShare of Oklahoma has made national history by being the first organ procurement organization (OPO) in the U.S. to successfully own, operate and place a liver for transplant following preservation on the OrganOx metra.
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This represents the first time a liver has been clinically transplanted in the U.S. after being preserved on the metra by an OPO-based preservation team. Prior to this, all U.S. transplants involving the device have either been conducted by transplant center teams as part of the
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clinical trial or following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. LifeShare has their own in-house team of specially trained technicians that operate the perfusion device.
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The OPO started using this new perfusion technology to conduct clinical research before the device was approved by the FDA for use in transplants.
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Perfusion and preservation of organs has become a heavily explored area of medical advancement in hopes of providing more organs for transplant to decrease the national waiting list. LifeShare has grown their use of perfusion technology to improve both the number and quality
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of organs available for transplant with a focus on kidney and liver preservation.
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“When we started down this path to grow our liver preservation efforts last November, the vision was to bring this important, new lifesaving technology to LifeShare to further our mission of saving more lives,” shared Jeffrey Orlowski, President and Chief Executive Officer
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This history making announcement comes on the heels of LifeShare opening a new Clinical Innovation Center in April, which houses the organizations tissue recovery and organ preservation efforts.
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The Clinical Innovation Center is a new 19,000 square foot state of the art clinical facility built to support LifeShare’s core purpose of saving and healing lives, along with medical advancement in donation and transplantation.
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“The work LifeShare is doing is a major step forward in liver preservation,” said Orlowski. “Our work is proof that an OPO-based liver perfusion system can be successfully implemented, thereby broadening efforts to save more lives across the nation.”
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Milton grew up athletic but was diagnosed with a disease that affected his kidneys and soon needed a transplant. One day, an anonymous donor saved his life by donating a kidney to him. They met and became like family. You can register to be a donor at RegisterMe.org/LifeShareOK
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Repeat after us: "I want to be an organ, eye and tissue donor." 👏👏👏 Letting your family know that you want to be a donor is as simple as that! Register your decision at RegisterMe.org/LifeShareOK
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José was born with chronic renal failure. At age 10, José's health started to decline and he was placed back on the list. His family is thankful for the wonderful lifesaving gift he received. You can register as an organ, eye and tissue donor at RegisterMe.org/LifeShareOK
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On this #ThankfulThursday, we are grateful for opportunities to share messages of faith and hope. We emphasize the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation within faith-based, healthcare, educational organizations and more. Become an organ donor at RegisterMe.org.
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Stacy had an infectious laugh that made everyone around her feel like a friend. With her unwavering character, it was no surprise she was an organ donor. Stacey saved six lives through donation. You can register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at RegisterMe.org/LifeShareOK
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Over 50? Don't count yourself out. You're never too old to be an organ, eye or tissue donor! Register to be a donor at RegisterMe.org/LifeShareOK
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