Unsung Heroes: Behind the Scenes of Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

In June, Cleveland will host the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, a biennial multi-sport festival featuring 3,000 athletes competing in 20 events. It provides the perfect backdrop to discuss organ, eye, and tissue donation.

More than 123,000 Americans are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant with more than 3,300 waiting at one of Ohio's 10 transplant centers. While 56 percent of Ohio driver's license holders are registered organ and tissue donors, it's still not enough to meet the demand. Every 48 hours an Ohioan dies waiting for an organ transplant.

Cleveland was chosen to host the Transplant Games of America partially due to the strength of our healthcare systems and local transplant programs. Join us for a conversation with local leaders on the about the state of transplantation and what you can do to help.

 

Panelists include:

Rev. Dr. David A. Cobb, Jr., Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church

Jillian Frazier, Director of Development & Community Services, Lifebanc 

John Fung, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Cleveland Clinic Health System Center for Transplantation

Charles S. Modlin, M.D., MBA, Director, Minority Men's Health Center and Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic

 

This conversation is moderated by City Club CEO and living liver donor Dan Moulthrop.

Support Provided By

More Wcpn Schedule
More Wclv Schedule
Schedule
Donate
90.3 WCPN
WCLV Classical 104.9
NPR Hourly Newscast
The Latest News and Headlines from NPR
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.