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Archive for April, 2014

Over 400 Race/Walk for Pulmonary Hypertension, Team PH Hope

More than 400 people came out Sunday to run or walk for 3.1 miles along the North Shore’s Riverfront Trail in support of pulmonary hypertension (PH) research and the UPMC cycling foursome who will race 3,000 miles cross-country to raise awareness and donations for the oft misdiagnosed and misunderstood disease.

“This is an awesome day – it’s the largest event ever held in Pittsburgh for PH,” Patty George, M.D., UPMC pulmonologist and captain of Team PHenomenal Hope, told the crowd after the race.

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Emotional Event Kicks Off Donate Life Month at UPMC

Amid tears of gratitude and hugs of thanks, organ recipients, families whose loved ones became organ donors, and other speakers helped UPMC launch National Donate Life Month, which is observed throughout April. 
On April 1, UPMC hospitals throughout the region held ceremonies to raise Donate Life flags and promote awareness about the importance of signing up as a voluntary organ donor. The ceremony at UPMC Montefiore became especially emotional when Malinda Sherid of Westmoreland County spoke. (more…)

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