Organ Donation

This Father’s Day, I’m celebrating life’s second chances. Others can help, too

By Everett German This Father’s Day, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey that has brought me to where I am today. My name is Everett German, and I am blessed to be a father to my beautiful daughter and son. I also am a husband, friend and grateful…...

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We Had More Donors in 2021 Than Any Other Year

Last year, 479 lives were saved and 45,000 people healed by the generosity of South Carolina donors. Video via Live 5 News That’s 221 organ donors and 356 tissues donors. All in all, 831 people in the state gave consent for their loved ones to give the gift of life.…...

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Family of SC Donor Hero, Keegan Johnson, Celebrate their Hero Safely Amid the COVID Pandemic

With COVID-19 precautions in place, thousands of football fans attended the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Johnson Miller Family will be riding on a float in honor of Keegan Johnson who passed in February 2020 from an undiagnosed case of bacterial meningitis. (Image via losangeles.cbslocal.com) Among the attendees was…...

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“I Said YES!” Campaign Launches in SC, Bringing Awareness to the Need and Disparities of Donation

Did you know one in two people waiting for an organ transplant in the state of South Carolina is African American? Video via WLTX August was National Minority Donor Awareness month and our “I Said YES!” campaign was launched to share powerful facts surround organ donation, debunk popular misconceptions, and…...

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SC Organ Donations Hit Record Numbers in 2020 Despite Uncertainties from COVID-19 Pandemic

We Are Sharing Hope SC chief executive officer, David DeStefano, recently discussed the record number of 2020 South Carolina organ donations with Jason Raven of News 2 South Carolina. Pictured: Richard Williams Jr. (Image via counton2.com) More than 200 organ donors and their families made the decision to save lives…...

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BJU Hosts Week-long Organ Donor Campaign

Bob Jones University recently held Donate Life Week, a weeklong campaign to raise awareness for organ donation on campus. Above: As part of the BJU Donate Life Week dedication ceremony, Pettit handed the Donate Life torch to BJU alumna and living organ donor Margaret Stegall. Left: Student body presidents Judah…...

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South Carolina’s Generous Organ Donor Spirit Sees 47 Percent Growth in 4 years

In 2018, 181 South Carolina organ donor heroes saved 472 lives, showcasing consistent growth in donation spirit from 2015, when 123 organ donor heroes saved 374 lives. We Are Sharing Hope SC (SHSC), the not-for-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization serving South Carolina, is proud to announce that in 2018,…...

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