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***Media Advisory: Presbyterian Hosts First Kidney Transplant Reunion***

Release Date:

September 11, 2015

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Presbyterian Healthcare Services is hosting its first Kidney Transplant Reunion Saturday, September 12 to honor both deceased and living donors along with their recipients.

For patients who suffer from renal failure, kidney transplants can be a live changing gift. Presbyterian’s Kidney Transplant Center is located at Presbyterian Hospital and is one of two transplant centers in New Mexico. Since the program began, Presbyterian has performed 900 transplants.

Presbyterian partners with New Mexico Donor Services, a leading organ procurement organization, and is certified by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Medicare (CMS).

*Media is invited to attend the following event:

WHAT: Presbyterian Hosts First Kidney Transplant Reunion  

WHO: Living donors, transplant recipients and employees of Presbyterian Healthcare Services and New Mexico Donor Services.  

WHERE: Presbyterian Rust Medical Center – Main lobby  
2400 Unser Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

WHEN:Saturday, September 12 at 9:20 a.m.

*Please call Amanda Schoenberg in advance if you plan to attend, 831-332-5785. A spokesperson for the event, kidney donor and donor recipient will be available for interviews prior to a formal program, which begins promptly at 9:45 a.m.

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About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s second-largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.​​

Press Contact:

Amanda Schoenberg
Communications Specialist
E-mail: aschoenbe@phs.org 
505-923-6339