Compassionate Language During Authorization and Aftercare

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Event Dates: 
March 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Presentation 2

Presentation Summary:

During this session, we will evaluate the implication of authorization concerning the distribution of information and the challenges which may arise with donor family aftercare and follow-up.

Compassionate Language During Authorization and Aftercare

 

Speakers: Maikki Nekton and Annabel Legaux, CTBS, CST
Date: March 20, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Maikki Nekton

Maikki Nekton

Maikki joined The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland in 2016 as a Family Service Coordinator, Tissue Consent and is now serving as the manager of this team. She has over 14 years of experience in the social work field, working directly with families and children in both non-profit and public domains.

Maikki is a member of the Association of American Tissue Banks (AATB) and serves on the Donor Family Services Council through AATB. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, holds a clinical licensure (LCSW-C), and is a board certified supervisor in the social work field. Maikki is also a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS) through AATB, and serves as a volunteer for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation as a patient advocate and mentor.

Maikki has a deep personal connection with transplantation as she was the recipient of a liver in 2014 through living donation from her best friend.

Annabel Legaux

Annabel Legaux

Annabel began her career in organ, tissue and eye donation at the early age of 18 as a Tissue Recovery Technician and then as a Family In-House Coordinator for organ at LifeGift, Houston, TX. After 8 successful years, she moved into management and relocated to Memphis, TN where she was the Tissue Recovery Manager at Mid-South Transplant Foundation.

Annabel enjoys painting acrylic on canvas and spending time with her growing family.