The Organizers and Sponsors of the U.S. Transplant Games
The National Kidney Foundation is once again proud to present the
1996 U.S. Transplant Games. The National Kidney Foundation is a voluntary health agency whose mission is focused
on the total eradication of kidney and
urologic diseases. Our programs are focused in five goal areas: 1) Research, 2)
Professional Education, 3) Public
Education, 4) Patient and Community Services and 5) Organ Donation.
The NKF is committed to ensuring that every American who needs a transplant
receives one. Our programs in organ
donation represent a commitment to all individuals who have received a
life-saving organ transplant, the thousands of
individuals who are awaiting transplants and the thousands of families who
donated organs of their loved ones, giving the
ultimate gift of life. The U.S. Transplant Games represents the "ultimate second
chance celebration" and showcases the
success of transplantation while calling attention to the critical need for all
Americans to discuss their wishes about
organ and tissue donation with their families.
Other transplant athletic activities conducted by the NKF are the US Winter
Transplant Games, Team USA to the
World Transplant Games and Team USA to the Winter World Transplant Games.
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation is
the Primary Sponsor of the 1996 U.S. Transplant Games and has been a
dedicated contributor since the Games began in 1982. As a leader in the field of
transplantation, Sandoz is committed
to educating the public about the ongoing need for organ donation and the
life-saving potential of organ transplantation.
Sandoz is also focused on finding new breakthrough treatments in the area of
Sandoz manufactures and markets Sandimmune® (cyclosporine) the
"gold standard" of immunosuppressant therapy,
and an improved formulation of cyclosporine called Neoral®
(cyclosporine capsules and oral solution for microemulsion).
Sandimmune, discovered in 1973, revolutionized transplant surgery by helping to
minimize the rejection of
transplanted organs. Neoral was cleared for marketing in July, 1995 and is
designed to provide more consistent
exposure to and more reliable absorption of cyclosporine. The use of cyclosporine
has dramatically increased
transplant success rates, graft survival and has significantly improved the
quality of life for transplant recipients.
Who would have ever thought that what began as a local soda fountain curiosity on May 8,
1886, would become the world's favorite soft drink? From its simple beginnings,
Coca-Cola has grown to be a part of
life in cities and towns around the world.
It has been over 100 years since Coca-Cola was first served in an Atlanta
pharmacy. During this time, the flowing
Coca-Cola script has become the best known and most admired trademark in the
history of commerce, recognized by
nearly all of the world's population.
The National Council of Corvette Clubs
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CORVETTE CLUBS, INC. (NCCC) is an
Associate Sponsor of the 1996 U.S. Transplant Games. The NCCC, with 13,000 members, is the largest organized group of Corvette owners
in the United States. For more than
ten years, the NCCC has conducted a nationwide Corvette drawing to benefit a
charitable organization. This year, they
have selected the U.S. Transplant Games as their beneficiary. The NCCC has a
local presence in every state and
traditionally has assisted their beneficiary in additional local fund raising.
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