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Number of organ donors in Wisconsin in 2009: 342. Number of donors served by UW OPO: 229
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Countdown to the Transplant Games
More than 7,500 transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, transplant professionals, families and friends are preparing to converge on Madison for the National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games July 30 to Aug. 4. Among the competitors will be Jan Jankowski, who started attending the event in 1992.
Ziehr Right at Home for Transplant Games
Ben Ziehr, who received a kidney transplant at age 7, is excited for the U.S. Transplant Games to be held in his home state. In addition to running in several events, the Greenville native will compete in racquetball, volleyball and ballroom dancing, an exhibition competition this year.
The nationally recognized University of Wisconsin Organ Procurement Organization includes a six-member Community Team, which works to increase awareness about organ donation and the number of registered donors. Read more
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