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ANN ARBOR, MICH. - TransWeb, the award-winning web site about organ donation and transplantation, will be webcasting from the 1999 Winter World Transplant Games at Snowbird Ski Resort in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 11-14. Anyone using the Internet will be able to log on to TransWeb ( to instantly begin a virtual visit to this international event in the mountains of Utah.

Daily coverage of the Games, which are sponsored by Fujisawa and presented by the National Kidney Foundation, will include highlights of the athletic competition, profiles, audio interviews, digital photos, stories, and coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies.

The World Transplant Games demonstrate the success of transplantation through the performances of transplant recipient athletes. Fourteen (14) teams from around the globe will take part in a variety of sports during three days of intense athletic competition. The Games showcase the accomplishments of brave individuals who have been given a second chance at life following a life-saving organ transplant. Organs are received from either living-related or cadaveric donors.

TransWeb's coverage of the Games is made possible by the sponsorship of the National Kidney Foundation, the hosting organization for this year's Games. TransWeb is a nonprofit educational web site housed at the University of Michigan Medical Center, designed to educate the public about donation and transplantation and promote organ and tissue donation. For more information, contact TransWeb at For more information about the Winter World Transplant Games contact Ellie Schlam at the the National Kidney Foundation (1-800-622-9010) or visit the NKF web page (

  See also: NKF press information

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