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Working in partnership with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Gift of Hope has set a new Guinness World Record for registering the most people as organ donors in a single day (eight hours). We nearly tripled the previous record of 765 by registering 2,262 organ donors on August 26 at the University’s 2012 Quad Day […]
With the emphasis on ever-needed organ donation, the importance of tissue donation often gets lost. Guest writing a colum for Autismspeaks.org, Jill James, PhD, director of the Autism Metabolic Genomics Laboratory at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute, discusses the critcal role tissue donation plays in learning more about harmful diseases. Find out what discoveries she made through […]
Donate Life America Teams Up with PGA Tour Golfer and Two-Time Heart Transplant Recipient | 08.21.12
As a professional golfer, Erik Compton is the picture of health. Yet, this was not always the case for the athletic young man. After recovering from two heart transplants, Compton is determined to use his professional-athlete status as a way to encourage others to donate their organ and tissue. As a result he paired up with Donate […]
Donate Life launched its tenth national Rose Parade campaign to save and heal lives with its most original float design to date: a continuous, looping path through a magical, heart-filled world representing the Journeys of the Heart experienced by those touched by organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. Donate Life’s unique Rose Parade float […]
It’s truly unbelievable what doctors can do in medicine today. Through organ and tissue donation, doctors can save and enhance countless lives. They can restore sight to the blind, restore movement to the injured and restore life to the fatally ill. In this young girl’s case, a record-setting transplant saved her life and her spirit. […]