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More children are being conceived with donor egg, sperm, and embryo through third party reproduction and IVF. We can learn from the generation that went before who were conceived through donors in the past. What was their experience growing up? Did their parents tell them of their donor conception. Does their donor conception affect how they feel about their family? Join our panel of four adult who were conceived with the help of a donor.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
Blog summary of the show
More Creating a Family resources on telling your children about their conception can be found here.
Join us on June 26 2014 as we tap into intuitive techonology to attract, engage and retain donors - even on a large scale. Greg Warner of MarketSmart will share with us how you can actually quantify donor interest and guide them through a series of messages tailored specifically to their interests. This type of intimate fundraising can happen even if you never meet with them face to face. Philanthropy for everybody, on their own terms. We invite you to come listen and learn about the new wave in donor cultivation for nonprofit organizations- stewarding before they give you a gift.
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"You have the power to donate life. “ – Author Suzanne Ruff
Listen in as Suzanne Ruff joins Sister Jenna on the America Meditating Radio Program to discuss the transforming power of love.
Suzanne Ruff is a living kidney donor and the author of the inspiring, award-winning book, “The Reluctant Donor,” Suzanne is also a freelance writer for The Charlotte Observer and has been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul books – “Grieving and Recovery” and the Chicken Soup for the Soul Harvard Medical School series: “Say Hello to a Better Body.”
Suzanne is on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Kidney Patients, serves on the Executive Committee of the Living Donor Council of the National Kidney Foundation and volunteers with the PKD Foundation. She works tirelessly to tell others how organ donation has saved her family because of a genetic disease. Today, as one of the nation’s greatest advocates for organ transplant, Suzanne is a sought-after speaker across the country.
Suzanne and her sister were featured in a Chicago newspaper in a multi-part story and she has appeared on Fox News Minneapolis, Good Morning San Antonio and NBC in Chicago. Visit her website atwww.suzanneruff.com
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An interview with: Suzanne Ruff Suzanne Ruff's family was afflicted with PKD ( Polycystic KidneyDisease). Suzanne was the only one not affected by it. Her mother and two sisters, as well as several aunts and uncles and cousins have all needed kidney transplants to save their lives. When the bell rang with the call for her to donate her kidney to her sister, she became "The Reluctant Donor" . This happens to be the name of her book which chronicles her thoughts, feelings, emotions during this life-altering chapter of her life. PKD is the most common genetic disease - 12.5 million people worldwide have PKD; over half a million Americans suffer from it. As of the latest count, over 90,000 are waiting for a kidney transplant. Listen and be inspired by Suzanne's story. Perhaps, in the not too distant future, this could alter your life and someone else's.
Kirk Stange talks about the recent Kansas case where a sperm donor is ordered to pay child support. This is based on article on www.stangelawfirm.com titled: Kansas Court Ruling: Sperm donor ordered to pay child support.
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Overcoming Reluctance to Donor Egg, Sperm, or Embryo in Your Extended Family. This was a topic suggested by our audience. There are few, if any, resources available to help infertility patients navigate who to tell about using third party reproduction. Our guest is Bette Galen, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in infertiliy who has worked at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey for 8 years and has a private practice in Montclair, NJ. donor egg, egg donation, donor sperm, sperm donation, donor embryo, embryo donation, embryo adoption, infertility treatment, fertility treatment, third party reproduction,
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the show Highlights More Creating a Family resources on donor egg, sperm, and embryos can be found here.
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He lectures around the world but now is here for you. From the latest in charity news, technology, fundraising and social networking, Ted Hart and his guests help you maneuver through this economic downturn in the charitable sector to greater levels of efficiency and fundraising success. PAGE 2 GUEST EXPERT: Deborah Kaplan Polivy currently advises organizations on their development programs and practices as well as board management. As a consultant, she has participated in several successful solicitations and trained many fund raising professionals on how to succeed in their positions and she has led numerous workshops on the Role of the Board, particularly as it relates to fund raising. Her new book, Donor Cultivation and the Donor Lifecycle Map: A New Framework for Fundraising published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. is set for release November, 2013.
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Join Joy Radio on 6.19.13 at 11 am EDT and listen to Suzanne Ruff discuss her book, The Reluctant Donor.
Here's what Jeff Richert, Volunteer Coordinator, LifeSource says about the book. “The Reluctant Donor is the story of a ticking time bomb in one family’s DNA, a generations-long battle with kidney disease. With heart and humor, Suzanne shares her family’s trials and triumphs, and challenges us all to think deeply about what is most important in our lives. This wonderful book is a testament to the gift of organ donation and its power to transform the donor as well as the recipient.”
Suzanne Ruff is a member of the National Kidney Foundation's Living Donor Council Executive Committee. She is currentlyy working as a freelance writer for the Moorseville News. (Charlotte Observer) A story she wrote, "Lost and Found" was published in Feb. 2011 in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery.
The Featured show is Katherine van Wormer presents: "Sperm Donor Families and Surrogate Mother Families"
The Squire Bin Forever shares the early years of his 394 year old life in "A Moment of My Time."
Dr. D. presents information about those rascal feelings and values in "Families are Forever."
E. Plurisis Plenty presents a commerical message for America's favor retailer: "More"
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The use of donor sperm and sperm banks has changed over the years. The men donating has also changed. Host Dawn Davenport will talk about the changes in sperm donation with Dr. Michelle Ottey, Laboratory Director and Director of Operations for Fairfax Cryobank and Cryogenic Laboratories. Male infertility, LGBT parenting, lesbians, same sex couples, single mothers, male factor infertility, infertility treatment, sperm bank
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the show Highlights More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
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March 14, 2013 is National Kidney Day. On a daily basis, you may not think much about your kidneys, but they are absolutely vital to your health. What happens when a person’s kidneys stop working well, either through a disease process or an hereditary malfunction like Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), and you need a transplant? 8 People in Suzanne Ruff’s family; Suzanne wants to find a cure! Author of The Reluctant Donor, Suzanne is a living donor who saved her sister’s life with the gift of a kidney.
What do you need to know about the genetics of a potential egg donor or sperm donor? What type of genetic testing is available both pre and post conception? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Dr. Harvey Stern, Director of Genetics and the Fetal Diagnostic Center at Genetics & IVF Institute, and Medical Director of Fairfax Cryobank and of GIVF’s Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) program. He also supervises genetic screening for GIVF’s egg donors and for Fairfax Cryobank’s sperm donors.
Dr. Lee Silver, a molecular biology professor at Princeton; author of over 200 research articles on genetics and computational modeling, as well as two of the leading academic genetic textbooks; and he is the founder and Chief Science Advisor at Genepeeks.
Stephanie Andriole, who is a gentics counselor at Comprehensive Genetics with a masters in Human Genetics where she advised both prenatal and preconception patients.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
Blog summary of the show
More Creating a Family resources on egg and sperm donation can be found here.
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