- By Dana Sparks
Valentine’s Day is National Donor Day!
NEWS CONFERENCE: Record Number of Minnesota Heart Transplants in 2012
Last year Minnesota transplant centers performed a record number of heart transplants. LifeSource and Minnesota’s heart transplant centers – Abbott Northwestern, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – will hold a news conference today, to discuss the numbers.
WHEN: Thursday, February 14th
10:30 a.m. CST
2550 University Avenue West
Suite 315 South
St. Paul, MN 55114
A donor family member whose loved one gave the gift of his heart will share his story, and two incredible heart transplant patients will also be at the news conference: Michelle, a 40- year-old woman from Monticello, and Kaiya, a 20-month-old girl from the Twin Cities. The compelling story of Alyssa Sandeen, a young woman currently waiting for her second heart transplant will also be available.
Sound bites w/ and b-roll of Alyssa in the hospital are available in the downloads above