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Survey of service members and veterans

Dear Colleagues,

We are partnering with Secretary Francisco A. Ureña of the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services to survey service members and veterans about organ and tissue donation. We feel this is an important study that has potential to help veterans in the future.

While we know a lot about organ donation in general, nobody has ever asked service members and veterans about their attitudes toward organ and tissue donation. With so many veterans waiting for an organ transplant, organ donation is an important topic for us to better understand.

We are asking for your help in reaching out to the veteran community as efficiently as possible. We are happy to discuss our survey with you directly. Please forward this email to your veteran constituents via your existing email distribution list. You are also eligible to take the survey. The following link will take you to the secure and anonymous survey. It can be completed on a mobile phone, tablet, or computer using any web browser.

Organ Donor Survey for Veterans

Participation in this survey study is voluntary. No identifying information will be collected. Responses will be completely confidential and cannot be linked back to anyone in any way.

The survey will take about 15 minutes to finish. A $10 gift card is available to those who complete the survey and want the gift card.

The survey study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston MA. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Dr. Jim Rodrigue at (617) 632-9821 of Ms. Stephanie Ward (Project Coordinator) at (617) 632-7031 or

Thank you.


James R. Rodrigue, PhD

Department of Surgery

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

(617) 632-9821

Veteran’s suicide hotline

All Veterans please copy and post veteran’s suicide hotline? 800 273 8255. Also make a copy and put in your wallets or purses. Keep this number on you at all time because you never lnow when you will be able to help someone just by giving them this number

Veterans Crisis Line

    Welcome to the Veterans Crisis Line Website The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a […]