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540 Transplant Recipients Gather to Break Guinness World Records™ Title During 2018 Transplant Games of America's Closing Ceremony

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The World Record Title Attempt was Organized and Sponsored by
OneLegacy in Celebration of the Games' 25
th
Anniversary

540 transplant recipients gathered in Salt Lake City last night
to break the Guinness World Records title for the largest
gathering of organ transplant recipients as part of the Transplant Games
of America's 25th anniversary. The event was organized and
sponsored by OneLegacy, the largest organ procurement organization in
the U.S. dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue
donation in seven Southern California counties. A Guinness World
Records
adjudicator was present to verify the record, which took
place prior to the Transplant Games of America's closing ceremony at the
Salt Palace Convention Center.

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OneLegacy originally helped set this Guinness World Records title
in 2016 during the Donate Life Run/Walk in Southern California, when 314
transplant recipients participated. This Guinness World
Records
title attempt included recipients of either a heart,
intestine, kidney, liver, lung or pancreas transplant as well as many
recipients of multiple organ transplants. A second attempt organized by
Baskent University in Ankara, Turkey, gathered 438 people on May
12, 2018, to help raise awareness for organ donation in Turkey.

"We are excited to play a part in the achievement of this new milestone
as part of our ongoing efforts to share the importance of organ, eye and
tissue donation," said Tom Mone, CEO of OneLegacy. "With nearly 115,000
people currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, our goal is
to inspire people in America and around the world to sign up as an organ
donor at their local registry or share their intent to donate with their
loved ones."

Among the 540 people who gathered this year for the Guinness
World Records
title were members of more than 40 teams who
participated in this year's Transplant Games of America. More than just
an athletic event, the games are a celebration of goodwill for everyone
connected to organ donation and transplantation. Donor families, living
donors, transplant recipients and many others whose lives have been
touched by organ donation, competed to win gold, silver and bronze
medals for each sports category.

To learn more about the 2018 Transplant Games of America, including
information about teams, category standings and medal winners, please
visit transplantgamesofamerica.org.
You can help save up to eight lives through organ donation and heal the
lives of up to 75 people by registering as an organ, eye and tissue
donor. Learn more at onelegacy.org
or donateLIFEcalifornia.org/OneLegacy.

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