FLDRN Update Fall 2014
Organ donation human interest stories reveal how the lives of individuals and families can suddenly become interconnected; check out our Rose Parade 2015 preview; follow 5 steps to a healthy heart; read our review of Team Finger Lakes at the 2014 Transplant Games, and see how the sports world promoted organ donation.
GIFT OF LIFE STORY
Anonymous Donor Initiates Upstate’s First-Ever Four-Person Kidney Donor Chain
Sometimes, an act of generosity can have far-reaching consequences. That’s certainly the case when a young man, who lives in the Syracuse area and who prefers to remain anonymous, donated a kidney to a stranger.
It led to an exchange of kidneys involving TWO LIVING DONORS and TWO TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS at Upstate University Hospital.
PREVIEW: ROSE PARADE 2015
Three-Way Connection of Living Kidney Donor, Deceased Donor and Transplant Recipient to Be Honored
The theme of the 2015 Rose Parade is “Inspiring Stories.” Tying in with that uplifting concept, the Donate Life float’s theme is “The Never-Ending Story.”
So it’s fitting that Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network and University of Rochester Medical Center will honor individuals with an awe-inspiring THREE-WAY CONNECTION involving organ donation and transplantation.
JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS…
5 Steps to a Healthy Heart
Did you know your heart is your hardest working muscle, pumping blood throughout your body?
In the midst of the holiday season, it’s worth thinking about how to better care for your heart. So, here are 5 quick tips to avoid heart disease and, in the long-term, the possibility of someday needing a heart transplant.
SLIDESHOW: TRANSPLANT GAMES 2014
Team Finger Lakes Shines at the Games
Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network congratulates Team Finger Lakes 2014 for their team spirit, dedication and athletic accomplishments.
SUMMER SPORTS EVENTS
NASCAR’s Joey Gase, Rochester Red Wings and Syracuse Chiefs Promoted Organ Donation
August, the so-called “dog days of summer,” wasn’t a laid-back time for Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network when it came to promoting organ donation.
That’s because major sports events helped FLDRN’s life-saving mission by bringing attention to organ donation to communities in Rochester and Syracuse.
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