Outreach Programs

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Community outreach

OHSU Clinical Transplant Services participates in several community programs promoting transplantation and organ donation awareness.


Donate Life NW Erase the Wait Mentorship Program

Erase the Wait encourages kidney patients to explore their full range of treatment options. The mentorship program focuses on living kidney donation by providing education, self-advocacy skills, and contact with mentors who are living donors or recipients.

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Donate Life NW Lifesavers Breakfast

When:  November 11, 2020
Where:  N/A
Time:  N/A

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Donate Life NW Tabor Trot Awareness Walk

Donate Life NW Tabor Trot Awareness Walk
Click on the image to see more photos from the 2016 Tabor Trot.

The 2020 Donate Life Northwest Tabor Trot will be held virtually. For more information, please go to www.tabortrot.com.


American Kidney Fund Salem 5K for Kidneys

When:  TBA
Where:  TBA
Time:  TBA

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Wellness Fair and Community Picnic

When:  TBA
Where:  TBA
Time:  TBA

National Kidney Foundation Patient and Community Education Symposium

When:  TBA
Where:  TBA
Time:  TBA
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Northwest Kidney Kids Strut Your Kidney

When:  September 20, 2020
Where:  Sellwood Riverfront Park, Portland
Time:  8:00am - 12:00pm

Transplant Games of America

The Transplant Games have been postponed with new dates announced after the COVID-19 health crisis subsides, please go to www.transplantgamesofamerica.org.

Photos may be taken at any of our Outreach Programs and used for OHSU purposes.

Transplant Picnic

Oregon Health & Science University has hosted an event for organ donors, transplant recipients, and family members & caretakers to celebrate the gift of life nearly every year since 1994. The opportunity to socialize with others who have been through a similar life-changing experience makes this a much-anticipated event. Activities typically include a catered picnic, group photographs, children's activities, guest speakers and door prizes for participants of all ages to enjoy.


2020 Transplant Picnic

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we are unsure if we will hold the OHSU Transplant Picnic in 2020. Please watch our website for an update soon.

Questions?  Email us here 

Photographers and reporters are expected to attend this event. Photos taken could be used by OHSU and news outlets, and reporters may quote statements made at the event in news stories. Anyone with questions or concerns about this should contact Franny White of OHSU Strategic Communications at whitef@ohsu.edu.

View the picnic photos on Flickr.

Outreach clinics

Clinical Transplant Services at Oregon Health & Science University has established several kidney transplant outreach clinics in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho for the convenience of kidney transplant patients. Instead of our patients continuing the long road trips to Portland for their post-transplant care, our physicians and nurses travel to those areas that are underserved in transplantation. We are currently holding kidney post-transplant clinics in Bend, Eugene, and Medford, Oregon as well as Boise, Idaho and Walla Walla, Washington.

Our outreach team also provides community physicians and patients with the education they need to make informed decisions about kidney transplantation. In addition, the outreach team provides a connection with our transplant program. During outreach visits the team provides kidney pre-transplant family education classes as well as hosting medical education meetings with local referring physicians.

For more information about our kidney transplant outreach clinics, please email. To schedule an appointment at one of our clinics, please call 503-494-8500.