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UPMC and CORE ‘Crossing Guards’ Stop Pedestrian Traffic for Organ Donation Awareness

WHAT: “Crossing guards” from UPMC and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) will temporarily stop pedestrian traffic in downtown Pittsburgh to raise awareness for transplant patients waiting for available organs, putting everyday wait times in perspective. Click here for video of the 2014 event.
 
WHY: Every day, about 21 people in the United States die while waiting for an organ transplant. For people whose organs are failing because of disease or injury, donated organs and tissue may offer the gift of sight, freedom from machines, or even life itself.
 
WHO: Past transplant patients, UPMC staff volunteers and representatives from CORE.
 
WHEN and WHERE: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
 
• 8 to 9 a.m.                                  Outside Steel Plaza and Wood Street T stations
• 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.          Market Square, downtown Pittsburgh
• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.                       Roberto Clemente Bridge

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