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Mobile, Ala. (January 31, 2006)
Contact: Bob Lowry, (251) 471-7262

USA Regional Transplant Center Building Support for Transplant Games Participants

 
The USA Regional Transplant Center at the USA Medical Center has approximately 15 patients traveling to the 2006 U.S. Transplant Games June 16-21 in Louisville , Ky. The games, presented by the National Kidney Foundation, are an Olympic-style event for recipients of life-saving transplants including kidney, heart, liver, lung, pancreas and bone marrow.
 
The staff of the USA Regional Transplant Center is assisting the patients in their fund-raising efforts by selling the following items:
 
  • The "Do Something Nice" Red Beans and Rice sponsored by the USA Residents' Alliance and USA Medical Center Auxiliary. A mason jar which includes the fixings for a pot of red beans and rice is $10. Checks payable to USAMC Auxiliary.• 
  • Corvette raffle tickets sponsored by The National Council of Corvette Clubs. The drawing will be for a 2006 Corvette C6. The drawing is August 11 and the deadline for selling tickets is June 2. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Checks payable to NKF/NCCC.
  • Donations for Life III is a collection of recipes honoring organ and tissue donors and their recipients. The cost is $12. These make wonderful gifts for your family and friends. Checks payable to NKF/Team Alabama.
  • Donate Life bracelets are similar to the Lance Armstrong bracelets. They are green and say DONATE LIFE in both English and Spanish. These are $2 each or 3 for $5. Checks payable to NKF/Team Alabama.
 
f you are interested in supporting the USA transplant patients preparing for the U.S. Transplant Games, please call the USA Regional Transplant Center at 471-7391 or toll-free at (877) 421-5704.
 
 
 
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Date last changed: January 31, 2006 3:04 PM
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