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  • New TRIO pinThe new TRIO pins have been mailed out!  If you are registered as a dues paid 2010 or 2011 member, your chapter has a pin in your name.  Members-at-large should have received their pins in the mail in September.  Wear your TRIO pin proudly and invite others to join your chapter and our cause to save lives through organ donation. Questions can be sent to Sylvia Leach at the TRIO office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Pins are also available for sale for $5/ea at that same address.

  • (updated 7/27/11) TRIO Scholarships<--  click here to see the list of available scholarships.  Applications for the 2011 TRIO Scholarship closed on June 30th.  Awards will be announced this Fall.

  •  TRIO focus on youth: new Youth Circle leadership announced - see co-leaders Bill Coon and  Mary Wu's stories (and books) then read our growing list of youth transplant stories, including that of our newest member, Julie Bonn.  Also, check out Youth Circle member, Mary Wu's book in the making linked on her story page.  Mary Wu is also a featured writer on the NKF web site in an article on Medicine Compliance 

    Participate in the new Q&A youth forum.  Also, this team is looking into hosting a series of employment seeking workshops by audio conferencing to help young transplant recipients who are looking for employment, hoping to provide a resource for sharing both practices that have succeeded as well as those to avoid.  If you are interested, send a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will put you on the mailing list for when it is launched.  And don't miss the many scholarship opportunities on our Scholarships web page.

  • TRIO's "Transplant Presentation Library" continues to  expand with new releases now through July 2011 - click on this title to check out the updated program listing AND a long list of scheduled future programs
  • Latest book review added: see review of "After the Diagnosis"  (<-- click on title) new paperback                                    edition
    • TRIO 2010 Leadership Summit noted in Sept-Oct UNOS UPDATE bi-monthly magazine

    • TRIO Elects National Board officers for 2011 
      Please offer your support and congratulations to our new 2011 TRIO Board officers who took office to serve you at the Oct 23rd Annual national board meeting:
      President: Jim Gleason
      VicePresident: Elizabeth Rubin
      Secretary: Susan Pincus
      Treasurer: Mark Jackson

    • TRIO Chapter Council elects new chairman - Chapter Presidents elected their new Chapter Council Chairman, JT Rhodes, in recent  voting.  Both JT and Alex Boyer, outgoing Chapter Council Chair, were honored at the Annual Board meeting for their long years of dedication and TRIO service with inscribed crystal pieces as seen in this one for Alex.
    •  TRIO Service Awards

      In separate Board action, Alex Boyer was voted onto the TRIO National Board where he had been serving in the board position reserved for the Chapter Council Chairman.

    • New TRIO pinThe new TRIO pins have been mailed out!  If you are registered as a dues paid 2010 member, your chapter has a pin in your name.  Members-at-large should have received their pins in the mail in September.  Wear your TRIO pin proudly and invite others to join your chapter and our cause to save lives through organ donation. Questions can be sent to Sylvia Leach at the TRIO office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Pins are also available for sale for $5/ea at that same address.

    • TRIO Board member, Valen Cover, named to ride Donate Life float - see links under Youth item below . . .

    • TRIO ByLaws now posted on the web site (see under "About" navigation above)  along with a downloadable PDF version

    • Click here to read/view this video story about a donor mom meeting her son's heart recipient , made possible when TRIO used its United Airlines miles program to fly the recipient from Montana to meet donor mom in Jacksonville, FL
      Meeting
    • Support passage of national legislation to extend kidney transplant drug coverage - click here to see Legislative page for details of actions needed

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      (New 12/6) TRIO News December e-mail - (<--click here to view this latest issue - only available for 30 days from posting date - featuring election of new TRIO Board oficers, and more...) this latest edition of TRIO's e-mail News service was sent to all TRIO members with e-mail addresses registered with TRIO National as of this date - if you did not get that issue and would like to see what this resource offers, to be added to receive this new communications service, please send your e-mail address with your name to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • Initial funding approved!! TRIO 's nationwide "grass roots" Primary Care Physicians (PCP) campaign to address PCP  patient education on organ donation has received its first grant so the program is now moving to Phase 1 implementation planning - stay tuned to see how YOU can help! - Background: Studies show that primary care physicians rarely discuss organ donation with their patients despite the majority agreeing that the topic is both important and within their scope of practice - together we can make a difference in this.

    • (New 12/18/10) TRIO Leadership Summit <-- click here to see photos from the event)Fri/Sat May 13/14 2011 Leadership Summit to be held at the area's OPO, WRTC, in Washington, DC - stay tuned for further details;
      2010 Leadership Summit: On April 30/May 1st TRIO hosted a special Leadership Summit  conference for TRIO Chapter Presidents and other leaders or leader candidates to be held in Philadelphia.   With 25 attendees and speakers from 7 TRIO Chapters, the event scored an overall evaluation of 9+ (where 10 is the high score) with the majority of funding being channeled into scholarships  as reimbursements for travel/lodging expenses for local chater attendees.   Everyone felt this should be an annual event, so see developing plans for Spring 2011 above....

    • (updated 1/3/11) TRIO Scholarships<--  click here to see the 2011 TRIO Scholarship applicaiton which is now available

    • TRIO Public Policy network established: under the leadership of LI TRIO's Mike Sosna

    • (updated 12/18) TRIO focus on youth: new Youth Circle leadership announced - see Mary Wu's story and read our  growing list of new youth transplant stories,including the announcement of a TRIO Board member/youth named winner in Astellas' Ride of  a Lifetime on the Donate Life Rose Bowl 2011 parade float followed by her interview on Your Kidney Talk.  Also, check out Youth Circle member, Mary Wu's book in the making linked on her story page.   Participate in the new Q&A youth forum.  ALSO, this team is looking into hosting a series of employment seeking workshops by audio conferencing to help young transplant recipients who are looking for employment, hoping to provide a resource for sharing both practices that have succeeded as well as those to avoid.  If you are interested, send a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will put you on the mailing list for when it is launched.  And don't miss the many scholarship opportunities on our Scholarships web page.

    • (new) TRIO's Board approved a new "Student Essay Contest" with significant cash prizes to be launched in the coming months.  Stay tuned as this committee releases details on how high school students can enter and help promote organ and tissue donation with their essays.