Maximizing National Donation Partners Campaign and Observance Opportunities

Includes a Live Web Event on 12/06/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)

Eye banks work with a variety of national partners throughout the year in an effort to raise awareness and promote donation. During this session, Ieesha Johnson from the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT), discusses the importance of reaching out to minority community, resources available from AMAT, what is being done for National Minority Donor Awareness Month, and much more. Lauren Darensbourg from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) also discusses the new Donational Campaign and how eye banks can participate.

 Attendees will learn the following:

  • How to better reach minority communities
  • Resources available from AMAT and HRSA
  • Awareness month and campaign engagement opportunities

  Attend this session to learn more about these national partners and how eye banks can better participate in their opportunities!

Teresa Ham (Moderator)

Chief Administrative Officer

Advancing Sight Network

Teresa Ham joined the Advancing Sight Network team in 2002 and she currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the multi-state organization. Teresa brings both compassion and professionalism as she leads accounting, human resources, marketing, development and education for Advancing Sight Network. She also serves the donation community on a national level as chair of the EBAA Donor, Partner and Community Relations Committee and a member of the Donate Life America Advisory council where she serves as both state team liaison and EBAA liaison. Teresa serves as 2nd Team Leader for Donate Life Alabama where she passionately pursues organ, eye, and tissue donation education at the state level. Teresa earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Huntingdon College. 

Ieesha Johnson

Lauren Darensbourg

HRSA Division of Transplantation

Lauren Darensbourg serves as Lead of the Donation Education Team in the Division of Transplantation at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, Lauren develops and coordinates public and professional education and outreach activities in support of HRSA’s mission to improve awareness about organ donation and transplantation, and to promote the need for increased donor registrations. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, as well as a Master of Public Health from Florida A & M University. 


12/06/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)  |  60 minutes
12/06/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)  |  60 minutes
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Live and Archive Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available
Live and Archive Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available