South Carolina sends 23 competitors to the 2016 Donate Life Transplant

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ON FRIDAY, LIFEPOINT AND DONATE LIFE SOUTH CAROLINA WILL SEND 23 COMPETITORS AND 95 TOTAL SUPPORTERS OF TEAM SC TO THE 2016 DONATE LIFE TRANSPLANT GAMES OF AMERICA (TGA) IN CLEVELAND, OH THIS YEAR. EVERY TWO YEARS, THE TGA IS A MULTI-SPORT FESTIVAL EVENT THAT CELEBRATES ORGAN, EYE, AND TISSUE DONATION.

TODAY WE HAVE MIREN IVANKOVIC A TISSUE RECIPIENT FROM CLEMSON WHO HAS BEEN TO THE TRANSPLANT GAMES BEFORE AND WON A TOTAL OF 7 MEDALS IN EVENTS INCLUDING A VIRTUAL TRIATHLON, TRACK AND FIELD 1500 METERS, 5K RUN, 5 K AND 20K CYCLING AS WELL AS 500 METER SWIMMING.

JAMEKA CROOKS IS A 16 YEAR OLD KIDNEY RECIPIENT FROM GREENVILLE. HER MOTHER, MAE, IS HER LIVING DONOR AND WILL BE ACCOMPANYING HER TO CLEVELAND. THIS IS THEIR FIRST TIME GOING. JAMEKA WILL BE COMPETING IN SEVERAL EVENTS INCLUDING CORN HOLE.

AND CHANCE THE DONOR DOG WHO IS THE DONATE LIFE SC AND TEAM SC MASCOT.

Donate Life South Carolina / Team South Carolina

DonateLifeSC.org

LifePoint and Donate Life South Carolina will send members of Team SC on Friday, to the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America (TGA) in Cleveland, OH. Every two years, the TGA is a multi-sport festival event that celebrates organ, eye, and tissue donation. It will last six days from June 10-15, 2016 and will highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of donors and recipients.

Team SC is made up of transplant recipients and living donors who are the competitors as well as donor family members, staff and others who are the supporters. Comprised of 23 competitors and a total of 95 South Carolinians, Team SC will be going to Cleveland.

The TGA is expected to draw more than 6,000 participants of all ages from all 50 states and several countries to demonstrate how lives have been changed through the gift of life.

The Donate Life Transplant Games help show that life is restored to those who get transplants and that they can live normal lives and compete in athletic events after getting a transplant. We would like people to consider being an organ, eye and tissue donor by registering at the SC DMV or online at DonateLifeSC.org

We would like people to consider being an organ, eye and tissue donor by registering at the SC DMV or online at DonateLifeSC.org .

Sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at DonateLifeSC.org

or call 1-87-Pass-It-On

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