National publication highlights organ donor project
SHIPPENSBURG — Efforts by members of the Shippensburg University athletics department to raise awareness of organ donation have received recognition in a national publication.
A recent edition of NATANews, the publication of the National Athletics Trainers’ Association, includes an article about Wes Mallicone, director of sports medicine for the university, and the liver transplant that saved his life.
The article, titled “Organ Donation: The Ultimate Gift,” focuses on Mallicone’s successful transplant and the efforts by members of the athletics department to raise awareness of organ donation in recognition of him. The department teamed with the Gift of Life donor program, the region’s organ and tissue transplant network, in the project.
The article is available by clicking here.
A video created by the university’s sports information office about Mallicone and his battle is available here.
For more information on the Gift of Life donor program, visit www.donors1.org.