S.C. Transplant Recipient Honored;
Will Ride Donate Life Float in Rose Parade
Kidney recipient Sherri Plair was honored at a reception on Nov. 20 for being South Carolina’s first transplant recipient chosen to ride on the Donate Life Float in the Jan. 1, 2014, Rose Parade. The reception was held at the DMV in Blythewood where she is employed.
Kevin A. Shwedo, Executive Director of the SCDMV, was among the speakers, as well as transplant recipient Lorcan Lucey who is the CEO/President of Lucey Mortgage Corporation. Plair’s trip to Pasadena, Calif., will be sponsored by Lucey’s company.
Plair, who is also a volunteer with LifePoint and Donate Life South Carolina, is helping to raise awareness about the critical need for registered organ, eye and tissue donors. There are presently 1,000 people in South Carolina awaiting a life-saving transplant. Donors can register online at DonateLifeSC.org.
EAT WINGS. RAISE FUNDS. EVERY 3rd THURSDAY.
Help raise funds to support Team South Carolina in the 2014 Donate Life Transplant Games of America.
Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 noon until 10:00 PM, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food (less alcohol and promotional discounts) from each guest who presents a ticket to their server.
Simply download these tickets (668 KB), print and go to Buffalo Wild Wings located at 1125 Woodruff Rd #1300, Greenville or 1494 W O Ezell Blvd, Spartanburg!
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.