(Thanks to Karen Knight (Medical Education Librarian) and the UVA Medical Student Transplantation Interest Group for this article).
Did you know that 22 people die each day waiting for an organ that never comes?
Just as Spring arrives and brings the promise of new life, the UVA Health System and UVA School of Medicine turn their attention to the critical need for organs, tissues, and eyes to provide hope for the over 115,000 people in the U.S. waiting for a life-saving transplant.
As part of April’s Donate Life Month, the UVA Medical Student Transplantation Interest Group collaborates with the UVA Health System and LifeNet Health to host a week of special events. These journal club discussions, patient/donor presentations, and ethics panel serve to educate and raise our future doctors’ awareness about the field of transplantation and organ donation.
The week-long events culminate on Thursday, April 25th from 12 noon - 2:00 PM in the Health Sciences Library, as the medical students make it fun and easy to register to become an organ donor: UVA hospital therapy dogs will be available for petting, and cookies and tee-shirts will be given away.
See the graphic below for the complete list of events. We hope that you will join us in the Library on April 25th, and register to become an organ donor.
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