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Organ transplant conference held at Darton

June 30, 2007

Albany -- Each year millions of Americans are placed on an organ transplant list. While several candidates receive their life saving transplants, there are many who wait long periods of time for a matching donor to come through. Some never make it.

Today Albany area transplant candidates and recipients attended the Trends in Transplant Conference held at Darton College.

Here candidates, recipients, and their family members met for educational and emotional support on this life changing subject.

Marvin Gibson is a candidate for a kidney transplant and attended Saturday's conference. He says, "It gives me much better insight on what they're going through. So it really helps me to see that I'm not the only one going through it."

So far in the Albany area there have been 128 transplant recipients with 65 people still waiting for a transplant. For more on information on this program you can click on the link below.

www.gatransplant.org