NEWS RELEASE

AMERICAN TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 28, 2009

Contact: Heidi A. Heltzel, amy@americantransplantfoundation.org, 303-757-0959

STATEMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HEIDI HELTZEL ABOUT ON THE LIST AND THE AMERICAN TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION

Denver, Colo.—Executive Director Heidi Heltzel has issued the following statement regarding Steve Farber and Harlan Abrahams’ new book, On the List:

“The American Transplant Foundation is excited to join the nationwide book tour of On the List, written by board members Steve Farber and Harlan Abrahams.  Relating the personal story of Steve Farber, On the List portrays the emotional journey of his quest for a lifesaving kidney transplant.  His story is interspersed with details about how the current transplant system works and arguments for change that the Foundation considers worthy of larger public debate.

“During the tour, the American Transplant Foundation will promote the donor registry and encourage education about living organ donation.  Additionally, we will use this opportunity to initiate dialogue on implementing effective policy changes that will enable more lives to be saved through transplantation.

“Our mission to reduce the growing number of men, women, and children in need of lifesaving transplants is largely accomplished by coordinating efforts with our colleagues and partners in the transplant community.  We believe that each member of the transplant community brings unique value to the effort to reduce the organ shortage and that—collectively—we will be able to achieve greater results.”

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