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We Are Sharing Hope SC Celebrates Grand Opening!

After four years of planning and construction, We Are Sharing Hope SC held its grand opening celebration at its new location in West Ashley. With a new space and continued focus on educating the community and helping those on the donation waiting list, We Are Sharing Hope SC commemorates its…...

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We Are Sharing Hope SC Coordinates First Health Fair Event in West Ashley

We Are Sharing Hope SC recently held its first Community Health Fair spreading awareness on accessibility in health services and resources for diverse communities. Image via abcnews4.com President and CEO of We are Sharing Hope SC, Dave DeStefano, discussed the importance of supporting the wellbeing of the organization and its…...

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We are Sharing Hope SC Announces New Partnership With New England Donor Services

With We Are Sharing Hope SC experiencing unprecedented growth over the last year, New England Donor Services comes forward to establish a cooperative alliance. We Are Sharing Hope SC and New England Donor Services share a mutual understanding in achieving their objective in healing and saving lives through organ and…...

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We Are Sharing Hope SC sent SC families to the 2022 Transplant Games of America

The annual Transplant Games of America was held in in the beginning of August, and Susan and Ben Morgan honored their son in a full circle trip back to their hometown of San Diego. Image via holysinner.com The couple lost their son, Rudy in 2021, when he became a donor…...

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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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Legacy of SC Teen Shines on National Stage at Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA

Donor Hero Keegan Johnson was recently honored at the 2022 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, and reporter Robert Morales with Pasadena Star-News shares Keegan’s family’s stories, memories, and thoughts. Above: Allison Johnson Miller, center, whose 17-year-old son, Keegan Johnson is remembered on the Rose Parade donor float, poses with her…...

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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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We Are Sharing Hope SC and Bridge to Life Unveil SC Donor Hero Floragraph in an Intimate Ceremony

Keegan Johnson is a Donor Hero and on Tuesday November 23rd, his portrait of the 2022 Donate Life Rose Parade Float was unveiled. Keegan died after a battle with bacterial meningitis but was able to donate 5 organs and save 4 lives. His floragraph portrait was created using flowers and…...

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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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