Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 30, 1993 · Page 5
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 5

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, June 30, 1993
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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1993 — 5 Notes- Continued from Page 4 catastrophic illness. Long has 14 years in the financial and estate planning industry. To register, call 463-6237. The fee is $15. Evangelists at church Evangelists Dean and Grace Surface will be guest ministers at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ukiah Assembly of God Church, 395 N. Barnes St. Surface is from Marysville. He and his wife have toured much of California with Bible-based preaching and teaching. The public is invited to attend. Wild game feed planned Abalone, salmon and wild game will be featured July 17 at the Ukiah Senior Center's 4th Wild Game Feed. Sponsored by the California Depannent of Fish and Game Department, dinner is all you can eat, so be sure to be hungry. Happy time is 5:30 to 6:30 pjn. with hors d'oeuvres, then dinner at 6:30. An auction and dancing to a DJ follows dinner. The cost is $30 per person, or $5 for only the dance. The donation is tax deductible. Call 462-4343 for more information. Meet some owls The Sonoma County Regional Parks and Santa Rosa Bird Rescue Center invite the public to spend the evening of July 9 with three live owls. Fred, Wowl and Owl Jolsen will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. in the Spring Park Visitor Center, Shady Oaks Picnic area at Spring Lake Park. Talks are free of charge, but those attending must pay the park entry fee. For more information, call 539-8092. Ever see a llama ranch? An open house, tour and sale will be held July 10 and 11 at the Hughes Llama Ranch, 3801 Hwy. 1 in Albion. The day begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. Guests will walk around the ranch, learn about raising llamas, watch llama fiber spun into yarn and get up close to some llamas. For more information, call 937-1465. Instructor classes set A community first aid and safety class for the instructor will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 10 and 11 at the Ukiah Senior Center, 495 Leslie St. The course is instructed by the Mendocino County Chapter of the American Red Cross. A charge of $45 will cover the costs of materials. Advanced registration is required. Call 463-0112. Grants to coast programs The Mendocino County Multicultural Development coastal office will continue to function for another year. Rhoda Teplow, the coastal coordinator, announced five coastal recipients of cash grants—Gualala Arts summer arts classes, Hospice Program, Harrison Street House, Children's Workshops on Yuki Cultures and Mama Lion, Women's Culture and Arts. For more information, call 937-5611. David Matson elected David Matson was recently elected to the Redwood Coast Regional Center's policy board. Other board members from Mendocino County are Barbara Landon, Rick Byers, Stephanie Hoy and Roy Smith. The regional center serves 1770 people with developmental disabilities in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Lake counties. The 17-member policy board provides direction for the center's services and $8,600,000 budget. The board holds public bi-monthly meetings alternating between Eureka and Ukiah. Diabetics meet Haywood Power, M.T., will present "Diabetes and Clinical Laboratory Values" at the next meeting of the Ukiah Diabetes Education Group 7 p.m., July 13 at the main conference room, 1120 S. Dora St. Transplant— Continued from Page 4 vices to maintain a computerized list of transplant candidates, set allocation criteria and help procurement organizations make the allocations. But the distribution system has come under fire. Organs are first offered locally among 69 geographical areas designated by UNOS. If they aren't used locally, they become available nationally. Critics say an organ could be used in a patient who is not critically ill, while another recipient in another region might die because he or she didn't get it. "It is morally wrong to transplant the well patients first," says Dr. Andreas Tzakis, a transplant surgeon at the Pitt Medical Center. "With a ship on fire, the weak are evacuated first." In testimony on April 22 before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the General Accounting Office said the UNOS system has inequities. UNOS says its method is the most equitable. It says more patients will die if allocation is based solely on medical urgency because healthier patients h^yei a better chance of thriving,after a transplant. Hospitals are required by law to identify potential organ donors and present the opportunity, but only half of the families of deceased patients are ever asked, according to a study by two Pennsylvania organ procurement groups. Laws in most states currently require people to express their desire to donate organs by filling out an organ-donation card available at hospitals and doctors' offices, UNOS says. In other cases, they can express consent by attaching a sticker to the back of their drivers' licenses. A Pennsylvania lawmaker suggested considering everyone an organ donor unless they opt against it by checking a box on their state tax return. It would remove the question from the hands of healthcare professionals who are sometimes shy about asking the survivors of a potential donor. "People think you are hurrying death to get the organs or tissues," says Brian Broznick, executive director of the Pittsburgh-based Center for Organ Transplantation and Education. "They might think the care wasn't as good as it could have been because the hospital wants the organs. And of course, that is the farthest thing from the truth." A Gallup poll commissioned by organ-procurement groups and the Harvard University School of Public Health Policy showed 90 percent of Americans thought organ donation permitted something positive to result from a person's death. But only 52 percent of those who considered themselves likely organ donors had instructed their families regarding their wishes, according to the results released in March. Even some transplant candidates admit they were apathetic about organ donation before their ailments. Now, some like Vince Ryan and Kimberly Fuller have made it their mission to promote donation. "It's immoral not to donate organs," says Ryan, the five-organ recipient from Ohio. "If you saw someone having a heart attack, it would be immoral not to do CPR. If you saw a man on fire, it would be immoral not to throw water on him." The experience also changes transplant candidates' outlook on i'i life. Their children get more hugs and they hold their spouse's hand tightly. "You take a little bit more serious look at things," says Thomas Murray, 47, of Quakertown, Pa., who was waiting for a liver at the Pitt Medical Center. Bile ducts are clogged in his original liver. "You want to make dam sure that you let your kids know that you appreciate them and approve of them," Murray says. "You don't want to get in a position where you say, 'I wish I had done that before.'" PAGER SPECIAL $4995 Limited Supply • 900 MHZ • STATEWIDE COVERAGE • LOWAIRT1ME RATES CALL TODAY 463-173O EXECUTIVE RAGE 5610 SKYLANE BLVD. SANTA ROSA, CA8640J •WITH PURCHASE OF AIRTIME 'uconMDa/The Diily Journal Friend honored Rachel Errek, Ukiah Future Farmers of America president, presents the honorary chapter Farmer Award to Bernard Buslc II for his help and participation In the club's activities. 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