Give On to Live On: Rick’s Event

By Jeanine HerlacherOrgan Donor image


April is National Organ Donor Month.  According to Gift of Life Michigan, more than 3,200 Michigan residents are waiting for organ transplants and the number is rising as there are not enough organs to meet the need for transplants.   In Kent County, only 38% of adults are registered with the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.


You will not want to miss this upcoming informational event.   Please join us for an evening of heart-warming stories of hope from transplant donors and recipients and a discussion with a panel of experts on organ donation and the future of organ donation legislation.


When:  May 1, 2014 from 5:30-8:00p.m.


Where:  Noto’s Old World Italian Dining 6600 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI


Rickets: $25.00 per person or a table of 10 for $250.00.


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Featured guests include:


Luis A. Tomatis, Director of Medical Affairs for the Richard M. DeVos Family


Asghar Khaghani, Co-Director, Heart and Lung Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support


Daniel Borreson, Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant at Mercy Health


Aly Abdel-Mageed, Division Director, Pediatric Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital


Chef O, two time kidney transplant recipient and organ donation activist


Bill Ryan, President and CEO of Transplant Games of America.


Get involved.   There is such a need to know more and help others.


Proceeds in excess of event production will be donated to Gift of Life Michigan.