July 28, 2010

Wisconsin's Story Of Organ Donation and Transplant Surgery

Tony D'Alessandro, M.D.
Interim Chair, Transplant Surgery, UW

Mary Nachreiner
Community/Family Services Specialist
UW Hospital Organ Procurement

With the U.S. Transplant Games scheduled July 30th-August 4th, 2010 in Madison, and the state of Wisconsin recently launching an online organ donor registry, the spotlight is on Wiscosnin as leader in organ donation. In 2000, four weeks after receiving her driver's license at the age of 16, Mary Nachreiner's daughter, Kelly, was killed in a automobile accident. Kelly had stated she wanted to be an oran donor, and because of her gift, three people are alive today. Mary Nachreiner took Kelly's story to the state legislature who quickly passed Kelly's Law, requiring all drivers' education programs in Wisconsin to give at least thirty minutes of instruction on organ donation.

Dr. Tony D'Alessandro talks of the major advances that have been made in transplant surgery and of the need for everyone to consider themselves eligible to be a possible organ, tissue or eye donor. For more information go to, www.YesIWillWisconsin.com, and register online today.

July 19, 2010

Yes I Will Wisconsin! Give The Gift Of Life

Trey Schwab - double lung transplant recipient; co-chiar U.S. Transplant Games
Dick Mueser - heart transplant recipient
Jay Deppe - pancreas transplant recipient

Wisconsin has always been a leader in organ donation. For the first time ever, the U.S. Transplant Games, an Olympic-style event that celebrates the success of transplantation, honor those that gave the gift of life, and calls attention to the need for organ donors will be in Madison July 30th - August 4th.

Relating the emotional stories of being on the brink of death and receiving life-saving organs are three men who personally experienced such a journey. Grateful for the gift of life they have been give, they will be joining the thousands of people from across the country who will be in Madison to participate in the transplant games.

Wisconsin citizens are also encourage to register their organ donation wishes on the new online Donor Registry, www.YesIWillWisconsin.com. The registry is legally binding and ensures your decision to be a donor is honored. People with an organge dot on their license should still register online.

July 7, 2010

Well Today: Journey To Results

Guest: Paul Riehemann, Founder and Coach
Certified Coach, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Wellness Program Coordinator

What is Wellness? Why is Wellness important? What can I do to achieve Wellness?
These are some of the questions Paul Riehemann explores in this conversation on how to reach our full potential. While these are guidelines to wellness, each person must define what it is for her/him. Why we want to make changes, is at the core of finding the motivation to act. Our chosen journey to wellness puts each of us in charge of our choices, those lifestyle behaviors that have the greatest impact on our living a health, happy, and productive life.

For more information, visit welltoday.com

National Guardian Life Celebrates 100 Years

Mark Solverud, President and COO
Steve Phelps, V.P. & Director of Marketing
Carl Wackerle, Ass't V.P. & Director of Sales Development

Business come and go; Downtown Madison continues to evolve, but one business, National Guardian Life, with its headquarters in the heart of Madison, stands tall with quiet pride as it continues to grow and meet the insurance needs of people throughout the country. Surviving and thriving over 100 years does not happen without reflection and change. Reinventing itself in the 1990's was part of the process.

Mark Solverud, Steve Phelps, and Carl Wackerle highlight the company's long history, the challenge of remaining competitive, the need to embrace change, and NGL's steadfast commitment to being a good neighbor and strong corporate citizen.