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  • Einstein Transplant Recipient Brings Home the Gold!

    Published: 07/22/2014

    We are happy to announce that Team Philadelphia successfully went head to head with more than 1,000 athletes from across the country, medaling in track and field, swimming, basketball, bowling and more at the 2014 Donate Life Transplant Games!

    Team Philly, made up of 63 organ transplant recipients, 8 living donors and 16 donor families, traveled to Houston, TX to participate in the Games from July 11-15, showcasing their athletic abilities and determination. Donor family members traveled as part of the team to cheer on competitors. Team Philly athletes, ranging in ages from 7-76, dominated at the Games, bringing home 91 medals - 28 bronze, 25 silver and 38 gold in more than 20 sports.

    But it gets better!

    An Einstein transplant recipient and two living donors made Team Philadelphia--and us--proud by going for the gold and placing in the following events:

    Faith Carlin – Track and Field – softball throw, gold. Volleyball, silver.

    This year was Faith’s 6th time at the Games. In addition to competing, she hosted an informational table at the event to promote Gift of Life and the National Transplantation Pregnancy Registry (NTPR). Faith, a kidney and pancreas recipient and mother, is an employee of the NTPR, which is part of Gift of Life Institute. The National Transplantation Pregnancy Registry (NTPR) was established in 1991 to study the outcomes of pregnancies in female transplant recipients and those fathered by male transplant recipients.

    Two living donors – Steven Jennings and Howard Pritchard - were able to give the gift of life through living donation at Einstein.

    Steven won a bronze in the 5K and a gold in badminton.

    Howard received a silver medal in the 5K, a bronze in the 100 meter and a gold in the 1,500 race walk.

    The Games are an exciting, biennial Olympic-style competition for anyone who has received an organ or tissue transplant, as well as living donors. Team Philadelphia, organized by Gift of Life Donor Program, has been in existence since the Transplant Games were founded in 1990. Over the past 24 years, Team Philly has become the largest traveling team.

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