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Dear NATCO Members,

Hello again NATCO family, I hope this letter finds all of you well. As I write this from my office at home, the first snow of the year has arrived in the Northeast part of Pennsylvania. It's amazing how a little snow can put you in a good mood and help you reflect on your life, friends and family. The holiday season is upon us, and the snow certainly helps set the tone for the season.

As for NATCO business, we just returned from Tempe, Arizona after a very successful Introductory Course for our newest Transplant and Procurement Coordinators. The faculty for the Introductory Course did an amazing job along with the very hard work from our NATCO management team led by Donna Dickt. We heard great comments from the attendees who attended the Transplant, Procurement and Hospital Development tracks.

Our Board of Directors met after the Introductory Course to discuss plans for 2019. We accomplished many things including setting the budget. There are many exciting items that we will roll out in 2019 so stayed tuned for more details.

As we celebrate the holidays, my hope is that all of you will take time to enjoy your family. Our families are the ones who can raise us up when we are having the most difficult times with the work we do. Sometimes it may be just to listen, cry with or help us keep focus of the big picture for the work we do. We all are so thankful to have that support.

Just as important, I want everyone to remember the lives that each of you have touched by the work we do. Think about how many families that are thankful for the second chance at life they have been given because of you. We know that all of this would not be possible without the Donor families who said yes to donation during the most difficult and heartbreaking time in their lives. We all should be thankful for their ability to see the greater good by helping another human being when they have lost so much.

To each of you, thank you for being you. Thank you for working long hours that never seem to end, answering the phone calls with countless organ offers and somehow managing to maintain a focus on those who wait for a life- saving transplant. To that end, I am thankful for all of you.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Holiday Season, and as always take care of each other.

All my best, your NATCO President
Timothy J. Snyder

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