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Transplant Athlete
Saturday, February 03, 2007
  Events To Promote Organ Donation

I'll be holding a Spin-A-Thon to benefit the National Kidney Foundation on March 11th. Please save the date. It will be held at the Washington Sports Clubs Sterling, VA location. Come and ride along with me. I'll be providing food, fluid, and entertainment. More details to follow.

I'll be holding a family fun ride on April 29th to benefit the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium. The ride will start and finish at the Reston Town Center, will be around 5 or 6 miles on paved trails, and will be suitable for young children. The WRTC is the local Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) for the metropolitan DC area. About the WRTC:

  • With one hospital call to the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium (WRTC), a complex and sophisticated series of events brings together an organ or tissue donor, a donor family, surgical recovery and transplant teams and patients on the transplant waiting list. 
  • WRTC provides strong support both medically and emotionally to organ and tissue donor families, living donors, and transplant recipients throughout the donation process and for years afterwards.

I will also be holding an event to benefit the Give Life Foundation in Late May or Early June. Stay tuned for more details.

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I've gone through kidney failure twice. The first time in 2000, my mother donated a kidney; and again in 2008, I'm on dialysis waiting for a breakthrough in immuno-suppression medicines before seeking a new kidney.

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