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About TRIO

We are the Akron-Canton, Ohio local chapter of Transplant Recipients International Organization. We have a support meeting every month and would love for you to join us! Akron-Canton TRIO is a 501(c)3 non-profit support/information group for those who have received a transplant, their families and support people, those waiting for a transplant, health care professionals, living donors, and donor families. All are welcome. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at the North Canton Medical Foundation Educational Building from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. All meetings are free and you do not have to be a member to attend. If you have a transplant, are on a waiting list, think you may qualify for a transplant, are an organ donor or a member of a donor’s family, or friends/family/support person for any of the above or are simply interested in the transplant process, you are invited to join us. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with a pot luck meal, followed by announcements, a movie or a speaker, finishing with a round table discussion. Location & Directions North Canton Medical Foundation, Educational Building 6046 Whipple Avenue NW North Canton, OH 44720

TRIO’s MISSION

TRIO is a non-profit organization improving the quality of lives touched by the miracle of transplantation through support, advocacy, education and awareness.

Support

We provide support to transplant candidates, recipients and their families, donors and donor families to help alleviate the stresses and problems associated with the process.

Advocacy

We make the concerns and needs that affect the welfare of transplant candidates, recipients, and donor families known to federal government bodies. We also effectively communicate the views of transplant candidates, recipients and their families, donors and donor families to the general public.

Education

We provide current information (with respect to developments in organ and tissue donation, transplantation, medications, social issues, and finances) to transplant candidates, recipients and their families, donors and donor families about initiatives and protocols in the field of transplantation.

Awareness

We promote organ and tissue donation as an important social responsibility. We develop and support mechanisms to improve the availability of organs and tissues on an equitable basis to meet the need of transplant candidates.

Editor: Nancy & Walt Hinkel

wwh99@aol.com
Treasurer: Mary Fread
1529 19th St NE
Canton, Oh 44714-2105
330-453-8214
transplant@neo.rr.com

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