Navigation Links
Crystal Heart Award Presented to Telemundo for Coverage of Organ Donation
Date:7/1/2009

MCLEAN, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), in partnership with Donate Life America, recognizes a media outlet that factually reports on the medical miracle of donation and transplantation with the Crystal Heart Award. The award is supported by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. Former winners include ESPN for their 2008 coverage of "Ray of Hope," and ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in 2007.

On Wednesday, June 17th 2009, the AOPO Crystal Heart Award was presented to Telemundo for Maria Celeste's coverage of the 2009 Donate Life Float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Telemundo is a Spanish-language American television network that was launched in 1954. Today, it is the second-largest Spanish-language content producer in the world, according to NBC Universal. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) notes that over 13,000 Hispanic men, women, and children have given the gift of life through organ donation since record keeping policies were instituted.

Telemundo was honored for positively publicizing the message of donation throughout the Hispanic community. The segment, entitled "Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste" ("Live Red with Maria Celeste"), provided viewers with an honest and compassionate view of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The segment, which lasted for more than three minutes, featured stories from two Hispanic float riders who were living donor recipients (Gaston Gonzalez and Sergio Gomez), a donor's father who helped decorate a florograph to honor his son (Jose Zaragoza) and a donor's mother who also honored her daughter's memory by assisting in the creation of a florograph (Daria Miller). Broadcasting these personal stories of organ and tissue donation and transplantation leads to increased awareness, which can save lives.

About AOPO

AOPO is a non-profit, national organization representing all federally designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs). The association represents and serves the OPOs through advocacy, support and development of activities that will maximize the availability of organs and tissues and enhance the quality, effectiveness and integrity of the donation process. The Executive Committee of AOPO consists of seven elected officials -- President, President-Elect, Medical Advisor, Secretary-Treasurer, Member-At-Large, Medical Advisor-Elect, Immediate Past President and AOPO's Executive Director


'/>"/>
SOURCE Association of Organ Procurement Organizations
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. ASGE and ASGE Foundation hold Crystal Awards Dinner as part of Digestive Disease Week
2. Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Zecotek Photonics Medical Imaging Achievement, Development of Next-Generation Scintillation Crystals and Photo Detector Technology
3. MSU researcher links cholesterol crystals to cardiovascular attacks
4. Crystal Research Associates, LLC Issues Executive Informational Overview(R) (EIO(R)) on Authentidate Holding Corp.
5. The New Crystalens HD Gives Many Baby Boomers and Seniors an Opportunity to See Clearly at All Distances while Reducing or Eliminating the Need for Glasses
6. Bausch & Lombs Crystalens to be Featured in Florida Advertising Campaign.
7. UCLA scientists develop crystal ball for personalized cancer treatment
8. Crystal Research Associates, LLC Issues Executive Informational Overview(R) (EIO(R)) on BELLUS Health Inc.
9. Crystal Research Associates, LLC Issues Executive Informational Overview(R) (EIO(R)) on Unilife Medical Solutions Limited
10. Crystallography reveals the 3-D structure of mammalian sperm receptor
11. Asia Wellness Cruise Offers Crystal Guests Peace of Mind, Body & Spirit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, ... and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints ... for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian ... On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers ... a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Wis. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... standard products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. ... of probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , Otomagnetics ... enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin and ... For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting toxicity. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the ... – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. ... , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts ... , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. ... health insurance regulations. ... to get a flu shot is by the end of October, according ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and ... financial results for the third quarter of 2017 on ... conference call on that day with the investment community ... The conference call will begin at 9 ... can access a live webcast of the conference call ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Denmark , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound ... in the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug ... for regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage ... set to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people ... Learn more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: