Friday, October 2, 2009

Astellas sending 5 transplant recipients to 2010 Rose Parade recently ran a story about Astellas Pharma U.S., Inc. sending five transplant recipients to the 2010 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. Each had submitted an essay in Astellas' Ride of a Lifetime Contest in which they told how their transplant changed their lives (read complete story at

Congratulations to the lucky five for winning the contest and on their transplants. I hope and pray that each of them is blessed with a long, happy, and productive life. Also, on behalf of transplant recipients everywhere, I want to say a big, big thank you to Astellas for all that they do on behalf of us transplant recipients to help us live long healthy lives.

P.S. QUICK REMINDER - Three Rivers, the story of the happenings at a transplant hospital, premieres this Sunday night, October 4, at 9 PM eastern / 8 PM central on CBS. Check it out (;Fall09Google).
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