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Invitation to Cover: PapaCarl’s Jam for Life

Benefit Concert to Raise Funds for Penn Transplant House, Gift of Life Donor Program

(PHILADELPHIA) -- More than 98,000 people nationwide are awaiting an organ transplant – nearly 4,000 of them in the Philadelphia area. Some patients wait for years to be matched with a new organ, tethered to dialysis machines or confined to hospital beds. But a shortage of donors means thousands of them die each year while waiting.

WHAT: 

PapaCarl’s Jam for Life, to benefit the Penn Transplant House and the Gift of Life Donor Program.

WHO: 

Host Carl Anderson, a musician who received a liver and kidney transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004

The Lisa Bouchelle Band, fresh from touring with Blues Traveler

The Ernie White Band

Tom Reock, the John Busnell Band, the Paul Plumeri Blues Band, Joe Zook and many other musical acts

WHERE:

Joseph’s Grille

1033 Bellevue Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047

WHEN:

Sunday, November 18, 2007
1 PM to 6 PM

 

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PENN Medicine is a $2.9 billion enterprise dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and high-quality patient care.  PENN Medicine consists of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

 

Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt of NIH research funds; and ranked #3 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical schools.  Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and leaders of academic medicine.

 

The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three hospitals, all of which have received numerous national patient-care honors [Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center]; a faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty satellite facilities; and home care and hospice.


Release available online at http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/nov07/papacarl-transplant.html