The national organ transplant wait list now exceeds 120,000 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 ninth annual "Power of Organ Donation Night" at Appalachian Power Park on Friday, June 13.
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.
New this year! HALF OF ALL ONLINE TICKET SALES for this game will be donated to the CAMC Foundation for organ donation awareness activities at CAMC. Visit wvpower.com to purchase your tickets in support of organ donation! (This special offer applies to online ticket sales only, not tickets sold at the gate). For ticket information, call (304) 344-2287.
CAMC is home to the only kidney transplant center in West Virginia. Currently there are 141 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.