The Transplantoux Foundation, a Belgium-based charitable organization, encourages transplant recipients to be physically active and participate in sports. In June 2015, Organ Recovery Systems sponsored 100 transplant recipients to either cycle or climb Mont Ventoux, a famous 6,273 ft mountain venue of cycling’s Tour de France, located in the Provence region.
Organ Recovery Systems staff volunteer at the Gift of Life Family House in Philadelphia to serve in their "Home Cook Heros" program, preparing meals for transplant recipients and their families who are overnight guests at the Family House. Gift of Life developed this facility as a home away from home for relatives of patients undergoing transplantation at hospitals in the greater Philadelphia area.
For more information on Gift of Life Family House visit, www.giftoflifefamilyhouse.org
The Transplant Donation Global Leadership Symposium brings together donation and transplant experts from around the world, providing a framework for attendees to successfully implement or expand life-saving transplant programs in their countries.
Upcoming leaders in the field of donation and transplantation learn about cutting-edge innovations and best practices through dedicated time in a small group setting with experts and leaders in the field.
Organ Recovery Systems is honored to be a founding sponsor of Transplant Donation Global Leadership Symposium. Our contribution funds scholarships for participants from transplant programs around the world to attend the meeting.
With this climb we want to raise awareness on organ donation and transplantation, encourage transplant recipients to keep their organs in good shape, and fund research to further improve long-term outcomes after transplantation through physical activity.