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Transplant Patients in Today’s World: Getting back to school, preparing for the holidays, and managing everyday life during COVID - Speaker view
Victor Blanco
35:05
Good Morning!
Jessica Peniazek
35:38
good morning!
CareDx
37:42
Good morning everyone! Thanks for joining.
Victor Blanco
37:59
Blessed.
Jessica Peniazek
38:00
happy
Shannon Schroeder
38:01
Smoke
Melissa Berry
38:14
productive
Default Panelist
38:25
Remember to change to ‘all panelists and attendees’ for your comments to show up for everyone!
Deb Purks
38:27
energized
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
38:50
encouraged!
Jim Gleason
39:32
Bright and alert with a huge smile
Rana Mukaled
40:09
http://caredx.com/remotrac
Rana Mukaled
40:53
http://caredx.com/allocare
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
41:05
I've been fortunate to use Remotrac for the past 6 months! Great service!
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
44:43
you look 42, Doc!!
Erin Tuladzieck
48:01
Visit www.kidneyall.org to check out our local programs, services and special events!
CareDx (Rana Mukaled)
48:28
Please feel free to type in your questions in the Q&A
Holly Turkovic
49:56
Amazing! Thank you Steven!
Holly Turkovic
51:03
Miracles--wonderful! Thank you Mourad!
CareDx
51:29
So glad you're able to join us Mourad and share you story!
CareDx
51:37
That's awesome Kara!
Holly Turkovic
52:00
Kara, such an inspiring story!
CareDx
52:21
Glad you and your brother are doing well, Oula! Special shout out to your mom!
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
52:30
wow, Oula! you're brother is a true #donorhero. God bless
Holly Turkovic
52:39
Wonderful--2 years around the corner. Thank you Oula!
CareDx
53:04
You are Noah are both troopers!
CareDx (Rana Mukaled)
53:09
Welcome Jessica and Noah!
CareDx
53:27
Happy early birthday Noah!
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
53:32
may God always bless little Noah...miracle boy & amazing mom!
Meghan Cunningham
53:33
Happy Birthday to Noah!
Holly Turkovic
53:36
So glad to have the opportunity to watch Noah grow strong, thanks to your selflessness, Jess!
Jennifer Gray
53:47
Love all of your stories! Thank you for sharing
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
54:06
thanks Panelists...Best of luck!
CareDx (Rana Mukaled)
54:19
Please answer the poll questions
Kelly Wagner
54:59
Only moderately concerned because I know I am following best practices to protect myself.
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
56:52
be extra careful, Steven....only 6 months post.
Holly Turkovic
58:32
Great advice, Mourad!
Holly Turkovic
59:30
Have to love a small town having your back, Kara.
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
59:41
GOOD job, Kara - Compliance is essential!
Kelly Wagner
01:02:05
Happy birthday to your son, Jessica!
Holly Turkovic
01:02:14
You are doing a great job, Jess!
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:02:17
happy birthday to Noah in advance!
CareDx
01:02:18
Hey Sam! Love to see you on all these.
Erin Tuladzieck
01:02:20
Happy birthday, Noah! You are a rockstar!
Jessica Peniazek
01:03:11
Thank You!
Amanda Wilson
01:06:06
my concerns about returning to normal is that I can take all the precautions that I can, but it’s others who out there who don’t is what concerns me, particularly those who will not keep out of my social distancing space.
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:06:29
it's definitely a difficult time for all school age children....
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:07:16
@Amanda..I echo your concerns. people need to take this pandemic seriously!
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:08:13
thank goodness for telemedicine & techology for virtual appointments etc!
Chris DeSimone
01:08:15
Great plan Jessica.
Dawnita McGhee
01:08:36
I agree Amanda. I live in an apartment building and it's not always possible to social distance when coming or going. Many do not wear masks.
Kelly Wagner
01:08:45
Got my flu shot beginning of this week
Amanda Wilson
01:09:02
I’ve had my flu shot.
Victor Blanco
01:09:07
I will be getting my flu shot this Saturday.
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:09:15
most transplant patients have been advised to take the flu shot now..check with your medical teams
Kelly Wagner
01:09:38
I get a second flu shot 4 months later each season, as a booster and protection against newer strains.
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:11:28
I'm hopeful this flu season will indeed be milder...because there is some mask usage & social distancing in place, this time around.
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:12:15
in addition, because on virtual education, hopefully less spread via kids at school
CareDx (Rana Mukaled)
01:12:40
Questions for Dr. Hari? Please type them in to the Q&A
CareDx (Rana Mukaled)
01:13:53
Feel feel to ask questions of the panelists as well
Kelly Wagner
01:15:45
I got the flu a year after transplant despite the flu shot, but because of the shot it was a mild case, and started taking Tamiflu as soon as my temperature hit 100 degrees, and that was very effective - the whole case was milder than most non-transplant patients flu experience
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:18:07
holiday celebrations in the COVID era...short n small n sweet with all precautions.
donna nagg
01:20:26
I'm still waiting to see how people are going to do ….Halloweeen…..
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:20:38
keep on snuggling Noah! :-)
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:21:24
@Donna...I hope people are smart @Halloween...even though its a hot favorite of so many!
Kelly Wagner
01:22:09
This is only letting us answer one answer rather than multiple!
Kelly Wagner
01:22:39
And it didn't let me answer "other"
donna nagg
01:22:42
Yeah, I needed more than one answer too!
donna nagg
01:25:03
WE, have to be thankful for the little things, whether others "get it" , YOU do! being careful and becoming hyper sensitive.
donna nagg
01:26:18
Jessica, I do hope you have ME TIME! Remember, you need that also!
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:26:28
positive: less in-person shopping for gift this year!!
Kelly Wagner
01:26:37
Let's all admit, too, that the November election results will have a bearing on the future of health care in this country, and that in turn will affect how we feel about celebrating the holidays. If one is going to lose or see cuts in one's health insurance, one is going to be a lot more cautious about celebrating.
Amanda Wilson
01:26:41
Jessica you don’t need to worry about failing Noah. sounds as if you are doing a great job.
Oula Khalifa
01:26:47
i made sure to wear a disposable face mask and had backs in ziplock bags. I had purell wipes and hand sanitizer and latex gloves. I opted out of any snacks/drinks on the planes
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:27:59
@kelly, indeed. ALso, it very much depends on jobs etc.....new world order.
Danny Greenfield
01:28:19
Dr Hari: What is your experience with transplant patients with COVID-19 - mitigation process, severity, etc.?
Oula Khalifa
01:28:20
i also used direct flights instead of multiple lay overs. just to make you feel better they don’t allow any vented masks!
Peter Maag
01:33:39
Thank you very much for all your engagement - and thanks to Dr Hariharan for moderating and NKF for providing such a great platform. THANK YOU! STAY SAFE!
Jessica Peniazek
01:34:05
Thank you for having me today:)
Erin Tuladzieck
01:34:10
Our Kidney Walk will be virtual this year on November 8th - Lace Up and celebrate life with us from the comfort of your home and neighborhoods - learn more at https://kidney.rallybound.org/pittsburgh
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:34:10
thank you NKF, dr.Hari & CareDx
Gina Doyle
01:34:13
Ty for this. Dr Hari and NKF is amazing.
Peter Maag
01:34:46
Hope to see you - Sep 26 https://www.caredx.com/transplantfestival/
Sam Dey (Heart recipient, 2015 )
01:34:46
#allocaretransplantfestival
CareDx (Rana Mukaled)
01:34:52
Saturday Sept. 26. AlloCare Transplant Festival. RSVP here: http://caredx.com/transplantfestival
Erin Tuladzieck
01:35:20
We will be hosting a luminary tribute on October 2nd to kick off the heavy Walk season! Contact Jenny Madia at jenny.madia@kidney.org to learn more!
CareDx
01:36:02
Thank you Holly, Dr. Hari, Chris, Mourad, Kara, Oula and Jessica for all sharing your unique perspective and insight. You guys were amazing!
CareDx (Rana Mukaled)
01:36:08
Saturday Sept. 26. AlloCare Transplant Festival. http://caredx.com/transplantfestival
Abraham Kline
01:36:43
Thank you for the great panel
Holly Turkovic
01:36:51
Thanks everyone! Feel free to reach out to me at holly.turkovic@kidney.org if you would like to get connected to the NKF and aren't already.
Mourad Hanna
01:38:00
Thank you all, it it’s a pleasure to meet you all