Center for Organ Recovery & Education to Honor West Virginia-Based Organ Donors with Third Annual A Special Place Memorial Ceremony

October 8, 2014

WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)

WHAT: A Special Place, CORE’s third annual memorial ceremony honoring the families of West Virginia-based organ, tissue and cornea donors who have saved or improved the lives of transplant patients in 2013.

WHEN: Sunday, October 12, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston, WV (1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301)

DETAILS: The ceremony will include remarks from a heart transplant recipient, a physician, whose grandson was an organ donor; along with musical performances by a soloist, a harpist and a bagpipe player.

PHOTOS & INTERVIEWS: Susan Stuart, president and CEO of CORE; organ transplant recipients; organ donor families; a butterfly release; musical performances.

EDITORS/REPORTERS: To RSVP your attendance, please contact Elizabeth Bacheson at 412-642-7700 or

About CORE
The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is one of 58 federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States.  CORE works closely with donor families and designated health care professionals to coordinate the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplantation.  CORE also facilitates the computerized matching of donated organs and placement of corneas.  With headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Charleston, West Virginia, CORE oversees a region that encompasses 155 hospitals and almost six million people throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Chemung County, NY.  For more information, visit or call 1-800-DONORS-7.

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