CT Stories of Hope

Organ, eye and tissue transplants offer patients a new chance at healthy, productive, normal lives and return them to their families, friends and communities. Here are some of their stories.


Transplant Team of Connecticut has been very busy with various fundraisers and bringing awareness to the public the importance of organ and tissue donation. We are looking forward to going to the Donate Life Transplant Games of America to be held in Salt Lake City,  Utah in August. Any recipients,donor families,living donors,supporters or professionals are welcome to attend our meetings to learn more about our team.

Transplant Team of Connecticut meets on Saturdays at the Meriden Public Library. Upcoming meeting dates include:

  • February 17th

  • March 24th

  • April 21st

To learn more about the team and upcoming events,

please visit our website at TTOCT.org.

Front Row

Joanne Pinto (President/Manager), Jorge Pinto (Recipient), Barbara Bucklew (Donor Mom), Linda Olsen (Recipient), Roger Breton (Recipient)


Middle Row

Ann Marie Luongo (Secretary/Supporter), Sandy Moreno (Recipient) 

Mike Olsen (supporter)


Back Row

Mike Nix (Recipient), Beth Ballard (Donor Mom/Vice President),

Roy Graham (Recipient), Kurt Knoefel (Supporter),

Tracy Yish (Treasurer/Supporter), Sandy Stone (Recipient),

Brenda Kulla (Living Donor)


Team Members not in Attendance

George Senerchia (Recipient), Dave Yish (Recipient), Mike Luongo (Recipient), Ira Stone (Supporter), Abram Heisler (Recipient),

Kari August (Recipient), James Jones(Recipient)

CT Coalition for Organ & Tissue Donation, dba, Donate Life Connecticut

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278 Durham, CT  06422

Physical Address (No mail deliveries accepted):  

16 Main St  Durham, CT  06422

P: 203-387-1549 | F: 860-894-2499

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