The Clemson Tigers and USC Gamecocks Are Dueling Again to Donate Life!
The Clemson Tigers and USC Gamecocks are engaged in the 6th Annual Donate Life Duel. This friendly competition isn't limited to just students but also includes faculty, alumni and citizens from throughout the state and nation. Fans of both schools compete to see which team can register the most organ, eye and tissue donors before the annual rivalry football game at the end of November. This initiative is a partnership between The Heather Trew Foundation, Donate Life South Carolina and LifePoint.
Tiger and Gamecock fans can show their school spirit and participate in the challenge by logging on to www.DonateLifeSC.org and registering their first-person consent to become organ, eye and tissue donors at the times of their deaths. During the registration process, fans can credit either team/university for referring them to the online S.C. Donor Registry. Student organizations will also hold donor drives on each campus during the Duel.
The Duel began on October 1 and will run through 11:59 pm on November 28. Updated standings in the Duel will be posted periodically at www.facebook.com/DonateLifeDuel.
The Donate Life Duel is credited with more than 8000 donor registrations since its inception in 2009. Other than 2012, Clemson has won each year.
Donor Sabbath is viewed as an interfaith time for all religions in the United States to unite around the issue of life and giving. Participation in Donor Sabbath is easy. Religious organizations are asked to simply highlight the need for organ/eye/tissue donation during a worship service at least once during the months of November and December 2014.
LifePoint and Donate Life South Carolina will provide materials and assistance. Please call 1-87-Pass-It-On to request FREE bulletin inserts. You can also find downloadable materials (suggested scripture, hymns, etc.) on the web at: www.DonateLifeSC.org.
View "The Power of Two" Documentary
Everyone in the transplant community knows that it takes power to give the gift of life through organ donation, survive the wait and thrive after receiving a transplant. Twin sisters and double lung transplant recipients Ana Stenzel and Isa Stenzel Byrnes, and other members of the transplant community worldwide, show what power can do in the documentary film “The Power of Two.” Called “compelling” and “poetic” by the Wall Street Journal, and an “inspiring triumph” by Golden Globe® nominated actor Jack Black, this winner of ten film festival awards has entertained, educated and inspired audiences globally.
This short video was produced by Donate Life South Carolina to increase awareness about the need for more organ and tissue donors. It also gives information about the South Carolina Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.
A Message from Our Director
Thanks to the hard work of our many dedicated employees, volunteers, and professional associates, LifePoint continues to make great progress in advancing organ and tissue donation in South Carolina.
Through the generosity of our donor families, hundreds of lives have been saved and enhanced. Yet, the need for donation continues. We are privileged, humbled and honored to have a part in this lifesaving work. Please help us with your commitment to be a donor.
Nancy A. Kay CEO/President of LifePoint, Inc.