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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. More than 200 organ donors and their families made the decision to save lives in 2020, with 300 tissue donors helping…...

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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. We Are Sharing Hope SC education coordinator and BJU graduate Ian Dyke recently sat down with Vicki Olachea of The Collegian to discuss the inspiration behind BJU’s decision to participate in…...

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Mother of Late Teenager, Organ Donor, Honors Son’s Memory

Allison Johnson of Spartanburg, SC, lost her 17-year-old son Keegan to bacterial meningitis in 2020. But Keegan’s decision four months prior to his death to become an organ donor is now being celebrated by his family, organ transplant patients, and We Are Sharing Hope SC.  Matt Kaufax of Fox Carolina spoke…...

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David DeStefano: “Work is hard but rewarding”

We Are Sharing Hope SC chief executive officer David DeStefano recently sat down with Ben Ari of Thrive Global to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and the heroes who have stepped up during this global crisis. As part of Ari’s Heroes of COVID Crisis series, DeStefano was tasked with exploring the…...

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One Person, Many Lives

We Are Sharing Hope SC chief executive officer David DeStefano recently contributed an enlightening piece to NonProfitPRO on the parallels of the COVID-19 pandemic and organ donation. DeStefano emphasized the power that one person’s decision has when it comes to other people’s lives, COVID-19 and global health. “If we follow…...

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We Are Sharing Hope SC Joins Florence Chamber

We Are Sharing Hope SC joined the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 4th, 2021. Ardie Arvidson, of the Morning News, recently covered the celebratory ribbon cutting at the chamber courtyard, led by our chief executive officer, David DeStefano, six We Are Sharing Hope SC members and chamber…...

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Update on COVID-19

We would like to take a moment to thank all those who are doing their part in saving lives and flattening the curve. If that means you are working on the front lines and interacting with patients who might be exposed to COVID-19, thank you. Your sacrifice is felt and…...

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Our Response to Donate Life Month and COVID-19

As you know, April is right around the corner and that is our time to share with the world the amazing impact of organ, eye and tissue donation through tabling events, community gatherings and celebrations across the state and country. We hope this letter finds you in good health and…...

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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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