Thursday, February 4, 2010

GQ gives 2009 "Better Man" award to transplant advocate

GQ magazine recently presented it's "Better Man Better World Search 2009" award to John Piano from Hornell, NY. He owns a computer software company that aids in putting donated organs and the people who need them together. It is believed that his company is involved in about half of the transplants in the U.S.

Mr. Piano first became involved in organ donation after several relatives had friends die because they ran out of time waiting for a life-saving transplant. The article says he started the company in 2004. Since I received my heart transplant in 2007, it makes me wonder if his company might have been involved in mine. If so, I must say a BIG THANK YOU to Mr. Piano and his company. If not, the fact remains that he and his company have been involved in saving thousands of American lives since 2004. For that, they more than deserve this award.
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