Thursday, August 11, 2011

Double Lung Transplant Recipient Receives Professional Hockey Tryout

Halifax, Canada, August 11, 2011 --( The Life: Pass It On Transplant Society is proud to announce its support of double lung transplant recipient Trevor Umlah who has been invited to the professional hockey camp hosted by the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals. The camp will be held in Elmira, New York and begins September 2, 2011.

Mr. Umlah suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and received a double lung transplant on August 7, 2007. In the 4 years since, he has been an advocate for organ and tissue donation.

Mr. Umlah has returned to a remarkable level of health and feels confident in his abilities to play hockey at a professional level.

“Having been diagnosed at birth with a fatal genetic disease, my entire life has been a challenge and I’ve always be equal to it. I played hockey at a high level when my lung function was as low as 40% of what would be considered normal. Now with 120% lung function, I’m in the best shape of my life and I am confident and optimistic that I will make an impression on the coaches and scouts.”

The Life: Pass It On Transplant Society hopes that Mr. Umlah’s endeavors will encourage people to consider organ and tissue donation as well as give hope to those facing organ or tissue transplants.

Mr. Umlah’s blog – Pink Lungs, Blue Ice is hosted by the Life: Pass It On Transplant Society at and will be updated on a daily basis from camp.

About The Life: Pass It On Transplant Society
The Life: Pass It On Transplant Society is a non-profit society with the mission to promote organ and tissue donation awareness.

“You Have the Power to Donate Life – Sign-up today!
to become an organ and tissue donor
Tell Your Loved Ones of Your Decision”
United States,
United Kingdom, register at NHS Organ Donor Register
Australia, register at Australian Organ Donor Register
Your generosity can save or enhance the lives of up to fifty people with heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas and small intestine transplants (see allotransplantation). One tissue donor can help by donating skin, corneas, bone, tendon, ligaments and heart valves

Has your life been saved by an organ transplant? "Pay it forward" and help spread the word about the need for organ donation - In the U.S. another person is added to the national transplant waiting list every 11 minutes and 18 people die each day waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. Organs can save lives, corneas renew vision, and tissue may help to restore someone's ability to walk, run or move freely without pain. Life Begins with You

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