Breaking World Records…Three Times Over!  |  August 29, 2012

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 event.

“We are very proud of setting this new Guinness World Record, but we are even more proud of the fact that, by setting this record, we will ultimately make more lifesaving and life-enhancing organs and tissue available to those in need,” said Jerry Anderson, President/CEO of Gift of Hope. “We are extremely grateful to the University of Illinois community for its generous support of our lifesaving mission. With the University’s help, we have made history and built a committed community of registered organ and tissue donors on the Urbana-Campaign campus.”   Read the full story here.

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