TransWeb Provides Web Coverage of the 2006 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 2006 U.S.Transplant Games
from Louisville, Kentucky June 17 - 20.
This year's Games will bring together a thousand athletes from all over the country.
Daily coverage of the games will include digital photos, stories, 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 the site of the Games,
and will be available at www.transweb.org indefinitely.
The 2006 US Transplant Games are a celebration of transplantation and demonstrate
the success of transplantation through the performances of a thousand transplant recipient
athletes. Teams from around the world compete in a variety of sports during the six 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 generous sponsorship of Roche and The Richard and
Helen DeVos Foundation; with additional support from the National Kidney Foundation.
"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 educates the public about donation and transplantation, as well
as promoting organ and tissue donation. This award winning web-site receives about
80,000 unique visitors per month and has provided in depth U.S. and World Transplant Games
coverage from locations including Budapest, Sydney, and Geneva; Salt Lake City, Utah;
Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Florida.