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Just found out that the 2012 Transplant Games will be happening. The sad part is the games are used to educate folks about the importance of Organ Donation and the lives that are changed by it. for those who receive these life saving surgeries and the families whose love ones have made a great sacrifice by choosing to be an organ donor.
here is a quote from the National Kidney Foundation:
NKF SUSPENDS U.S. TRANSPLANT GAMES IN 2012
Will Re-Examine Model in Light of Economic Conditions,
Programs to Encourage Organ Donation Continue
The National Kidney Foundation will not be hosting the U.S. Transplant Games in 2012.
"For 20 years," says NKF CEO John Davis, "the NKF U.S. Transplant Games have educated the public about the life-saving power of organ donation and dramatically demonstrated that those with transplants can and do lead normal and active lives. But the Games represent a multi-million dollar expense for the foundation," he explains, "that also requires a significant commitment of staff resources."
"Now," Davis says, "when most Americans view transplantation as almost routine surgery that restores life, we will re-examine the format and financial structure of the Games, to achieve maximum impact and to ensure sustainability going forward. As always, we will work with a range of constituents and supporters to accomplish this."
AS A PERSON WHO RECEIVED A TRANSPLANT AND HAVE MANY FRIENDS WHO HAVE HAD TRANSPLANTS...I STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH THE QUOTE:
Now," Davis says, "when most Americans view transplantation as almost routine surgery that restores life.
I don't know if this is true but if you ask me or any one else who is alive today if they or their families and friends view this as routine I think we would all say NO!!!
please see the whole article @NKF Website
IF YOU AGREE WITH ME LOOK UP THIS NOTICE AND AT THE END THEY ASK FOR COMMENTS....LET MR. DAVIS KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF HIS STATEMENT!!