“Welcome to Mid-South Transplant Foundation”
2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America Flag Signing
The Donate Life Transplant Games of America is a biennial event held in the United States to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of individuals whose lives have been affected by eye, organ, and tissue donation.
Bryan Lawton is a returning member of Team Mid-South and a transplant recipient. “I had a double lung transplant in 1997. This is my second transplant games. Last year I played basketball, golf and racquetball and I hope to compete again this year.”
Erskine Gillespie says, “It’s about highlighting the fact that transplantation works. It takes people who were once so sick that they were told they were going to die and now they’ve been restored to life where they can go out and compete in an athletic activity.”
There are currently more than 123,000 individuals on the national waiting list for an organ transplant. More than 28,000 lives are saved each year in the U.S. through organ donation. A new person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes.
Guess who is featured on the University of Memphis website cheerfully signing up registered donors?
It’s our own Yvonne Adams representing MSTF with all of her enthusiasm and her beautiful smile! Way to go Yvonne and COR!!
TGA Team Members Share with Methodist
In a presentation to Methodist, team members shared their experiences at the Transplant games.