CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

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RESOURCE SHEET Given all the questions and anxiety around the coronavirus, we wanted to offer these resources.

DON'T PANIC, PREPARE! To date, 80% of COVID-19 cases have been mild. However, you should prepare for the likely increase of outbreaks.

CDC RECOMMENDATIONS The best way to prevent the spread of this virus is to cover your cough, stay home when you’re sick and avoid being within six feet of others who might be sick.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE  Even though you may not be able to attend meetings, the coronavirus doesn't have to disrupt the recovery process.

NUTRITION Healthy eating is especially important for keeping your immune system in top condition.  

SLEEP It is normal to experience anxiety and sleep problems during these unprecedented times, but better sleep enables us to navigate stress times better and gives our immune system a boost.

MYTH BUSTERS Read about the latest myths surrounding the coronavirus. 

Flyer 1 - Released March 5, 2020

Flyer 2 - Released March 20, 2020

FAQs We have answered the most common questions to keep you and your family informed.

FAQs from Children and How to Answer Them

FAQs from Adults About Social Distancing

 

Kidney Donors Save Lives

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KIDNEY DONORS SAVE LIVES

Benefits of Living Donation

Nearly 100,000 people are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. There are many benefits to becoming a living donor. One of the most obvious benefits is that you can save a life, or drastically improve the quality of life for the recipient. Long-term survival is markedly improved among patients who receive a donor kidney compared with patients who remain on dialysis. When a recipient has a living donor, the wait time for transplant is shorter and the transplant can be scheduled. This allows for donations to take place when the recipient is in good health and when it is convenient for both the donor and the recipient, such as summer vacation or winter break.
Live organs that are transplanted last longer than cadaveric organs, and live organs begin to
function more quickly than cadaveric donations. This helps ease the process for the recipient
and frees up a cadaveric kidney for another recipient.
Many more people are waiting for a kidney than for all other organs combined. Unfortunately,
the number of people waiting for kidneys is much larger than the number of available kidneys
from living and deceased donors. Click on the link below for more info on kidney donation.

Staci DeFazio

SVP, Marketing & Communications

sdefazio@hmcebs.com

860.697.6960 x403