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“Power of Organ Donation Night” at Appalachian Power Park
Date
07/30/2013
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The national organ transplant wait list now exceeds 110,000 people, with three out of every four people waiting for a kidney. Sadly, about 18 people die each day waiting for organs because the need is far greater than the supply.

To help raise awareness about the importance of organ donation, the Kidney Transplant Center at CAMC General Hospital, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and the CAMC Foundation will sponsor the eighth annual “Power of Organ Donation Night” at Appalachian Power Park on Thursday, Aug. 15. 

Current and former patients of CAMC’s Kidney Transplant Center will be honored on the field at 6:40 p.m. prior to the start of the baseball game (7:05 p.m.). Fans can visit the Kidney Transplant Center booth for free “Power of Organ Donation” T-shirts (while supplies last), and stop by the CORE booth to sign organ donor cards.

CAMC employees will receive a discount of $1 per ticket to the game by showing their ID badge. Plus, $1 of every employee ticket sold will be donated to the CAMC Foundation. For ticket information, call the West Virginia Power box office at (304) 344-2287.

CAMC is home to the only kidney transplant center in West Virginia. Currently there are 134 local adult and pediatric patients on the waiting list to receive a kidney transplant. In addition, more than 500 patients are being evaluated for transplantation.

The national organ transplant wait list now exceeds 110,000 people, with three out of every four people waiting for a kidney. Sadly, about 18 people die each day waiting for organs because the need is far greater than the supply.

To help raise awareness about the importance of organ donation, the Kidney Transplant Center at CAMC General Hospital, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and the CAMC Foundation will sponsor the eighth annual “Power of Organ Donation Night” at Appalachian Power Park on Thursday, Aug. 15. 

Current and former patients of CAMC’s Kidney Transplant Center will be honored on the field at 6:40 p.m. prior to the start of the baseball game (7:05 p.m.). Fans can visit the Kidney Transplant Center booth for free “Power of Organ Donation” T-shirts (while supplies last), and stop by the CORE booth to sign organ donor cards.

CAMC employees will receive a discount of $1 per ticket to the game by showing their ID badge. Plus, $1 of every employee ticket sold will be donated to the CAMC Foundation. For ticket information, call the West Virginia Power box office at (304) 344-2287.

CAMC is home to the only kidney transplant center in West Virginia. Currently there are 134 local adult and pediatric patients on the waiting list to receive a kidney transplant. In addition, more than 500 patients are being evaluated for transplantation.

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