OHSU

Organ Donors, Recipients Celebrate Life at OHSU Transplant Picnic

07/20/11  Portland, Ore.

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT

The Oregon Health & Science University Transplant Program will host a picnic Saturday, July 23, to honor organ transplant recipients, donors and their families.

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Quick Facts

Around 350 people, including OHSU and Veterans Affairs Medical Center transplant staff, are expected to attend.

Activities will include a catered picnic, group photographs, children’s activities and door prizes for participants of all ages to enjoy.

OHSU’s newly recruited director of Clinical Transplant Services, Mark Menotti, will give the opening remarks.

WHEN

Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

*** Editors: Please call ahead if you plan to attend.

WHERE

The lawn behind the OHSU Campus Services Building, 3500 block of S.W. Gaines Road (up hill from the OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center), on the Marquam Hill campus, Portland. For a campus map, click here.

DETAILS 

Oregon Health & Science University has hosted an event for organ donors and transplant recipients to celebrate the gift of life nearly every year since 1994. The opportunity to socialize with others who have been through a similar life-changing experience makes this a much-anticipated event. Photos of previous OHSU transplant picnics are posted on OHSU’s Life After Transplantation Web page.

MEDIA CONTACT

Lindsay Cameron
503 494-8231

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
503 494-8231

DAY OF EVENT

Jean Shepherd
503 702-4329