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Live on TransWeb...1998 US Transplant Games
Listen via free Real Audio player to the program clips (below)
6:30 p.m. Processional and Parade of Athletes
Hank Rosenzweig

National Anthem and Posting of the Colors

American Legion Color Guard
Sammy Arena

Official Dedication of the Organ and Tissue Donation Stamp

Larry Hagman

Joseph Brand


J.T. Weeker






Senator Mike DeWine







Oscar Robertson


Remarks from the U.S. Transplant Games Title and Founding Sponsor

Anthony Venditti

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Remarks from the U.S. Transplant Games Gold Level Sponsor

Ken Majkowski

United Resource Networks

Donor Family Remarks


Carol and M. Douglas Minnich

Recipient Remarks


David Hattaway

The 5th Annual National Donor Recognition Ceremony
Sponsored by the Division of Transplantation, Health Resources and
Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


D.W. Chen, M.D., M.P.H.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Donor Family Remarks

Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H.,

Asst. Surgeon General of the U.S.

A Video Tribute to Our Country's Donors



Father Kwasi Anthony Thornell

Carl Lewis

Remarks from the World Transplant Games Federation

Maurice Slapak, M.D.

Joseph DiNoia
Isaiah Diaz
Entire Assembly of Transplant Athletes

Recitation of the Athletes' Oath

Athletes' Oath

In the name of all competitors

I promise that we will take part

in these Games,

respecting and abiding by the rules

which govern them,

in the true spirit of sportsmanship,

for the glory of sport,

and the honor of our teams.

The Official Lighting of the 1998 U.S. Transplant Games Torch


Ray Velasco
Larry Hagman
Oscar Robertson


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Last modified: 11 May 2000