Wednesday Nite@The Lab: The journey of Walt Goodman’s new heart

Goodman_Walter_hs03_3040This week’s Wednesday Nite@The Lab will tell an extraordinary story about the many lives connected to a heart transplantation. “A Wisconsin Journey of the Heart” opens with Walt Goodman, the heart recipient, CALS professor of entomology. Next, Maryl Johnson, Director of Heart Failure at UW Hospitals & Clinics, will explain why Walt needed a transplant. Kathy Roberg and Casey Phelps will describe the donor registry and the organ-matching process. Surgeon Lucian Lozonschi will describe the processes of accepting the heart offer, the heart transplant surgery, and the surgical recovery. Finally, Meredith Mackaman, mother of Henry Mackaman, will describe Henry’s decision to be a registered donor, as well as what Henry’s donation has meant to her family throughout their grief process. Meredith will also describe her efforts to educate families about meningitis, the disease that took Henry’s life.

The program begins at 7 p.m. in Room 1111, Genetics/Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall.

WN@L is organized by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, Science Alliance @ UW-Madison, and by BioTrek, the outreach program of the Biotechnology Center at UW-Madison/Extension. See descriptions of upcoming talks.

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