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TransWeb Provides Web Coverage of the 2000 U.S. Transplant Games

ANN ARBOR, MICH.- TransWeb, the award winning web site about organ donation and transplantation, will be providing daily web coverage of the 2000 U.S. Transplant Games from Walt Disney World® June 21-25. This year's Games, sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation, will bring together two thousand athletes from all over the country. Daily coverage of the games will include digital photos, stories, audio interviews, highlights, profiles of athletes and donor families, coverage of opening and closing ceremonies, and links to results. TransWeb's coverage will be broadcast direct from Disney's Wide World of Sports™, and will be available at www.transweb.org indefinitely.

The 2000 U.S. Transplant Games demonstrate the success of transplantation through the performances of two thousand transplant recipient athletes. Teams from across the country compete in a variety of sports during the three days of intense competition. The Transplant Games showcase the accomplishments of brave individuals who have been given a second chance following a life-saving transplant. This provides an opportunity to promote the need for organ and tissue donation. There will also be special events during the week to remember the donors who gave these athletes a second chance at life.

TransWeb's coverage is made possible by the sponsorship of The National Kidney Foundation, The Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Wyeth-Ayerst, Novartis, SangStat, and Fujisawa Healthcare.



About Transweb

"TransWeb: All About Transplantation and Donation" (www.transweb.org) is a nonprofit educational web site serving the world transplant community. Based at the University of Michigan, TransWeb is aimed at educating the public about donation and transplantation, as well as promoting organ and tissue donation. This award winning web-site receives over 500,000 visits per month and has provided in depth U.S. and World Transplant Games coverage from locations including Salt Lake City, Utah; Columbus, Ohio; Budapest, Hungary and Sydney, Australia

TransWeb (www.transweb.org)
E-mail: transweb@umich.edu
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