By Jacinta Marshall
Program Chair, African American History Club
Did you know that 21 people die each day waiting for a transplant?
Did you know every 10 minutes someone is listed for a transplant?
Come and learn about the importance of being an organ, eye, and tissue donor as we will hear from individuals who were impacted directly and indirectly by organ donations.
At 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 12, in the Encore Theater, you will learn about the facts and myths of organ donation from our main speaker, Dr. Clive Callender. He is a transplant surgeon, educator and pioneer in the field of organ transplantation. He is the founder of the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP), whose mission is to increase the number of transplant donors.
He has served as a spokesperson for organ donation at more than 1000 meetings both locally, nationally and internationally. He is a member of numerous professional societies and has authored more than 125 scientific publications on transplantation. Dr. Callender has appeared on many national television shows including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Nightline, CBS Evening News and CNN News.
In addition, you will meet a panel of experts from the Washington Regional Transplant Organization, our local Donate Life Chapter.
If you are a transplant recipient or member of a donor family, please contact Jacinta Marshall at 240-670-8846.
This promises to be an event that will change your way of thinking and truly appreciate the Gift of Life – you may even choose to register to be a donor! This event is sponsored by the African American History Club.