Northwestern Medicine’s Transplant Village to host Guinness World Record Attempt: Living Donor Rally

CHICAGO–On Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Cloud Gate, Millennium Park aka ‘the bean’ in honor of April being National Donate Life Month, living organ donors from around the world will meet in Chicago to set a Guinness World Record!

Transplant Village will bring together the living donor community together by creating a unique event that will help raise awareness surrounding the importance of organ donation. The goal is to connect, support, celebrate, and inspire others to consider living organ donation as an option. Proceeds from ticket sales will start a living organ donor fund for Northwestern Medicine. This fund will be used to help donors at NM with donation expenses not covered by insurance.

There will 250 donors needed to set a record! The whole process will be filmed and carefully documented in order to meet the strict Guinness Record evidence guidelines.            

The Official Guinness Count at 3 PM.

Speakers on hand include John Friedewald, MD, medical director of kidney and pancreas transplantation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Speaker and Secretary of State Jesse White beginning at followed by a performance by the Jesse White Tumblers.

 

        

           

 

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