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‘UK at the Half’: Gift of Life Challenge 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2023) — Every November, the University of Kentucky competes against the University of Louisville to see who can get more fans to register to be organ donors. Regardless of whether you cheer for the Cats or the Cardinals, everyone wins — especially the more than 1,000 Kentuckians who are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant.

For this “UK at the Half,” Alejandro Cracco, M.D., abdominal transplant surgeon in the UK Transplant Center, discusses why being an organ donor is so important. Click here to learn more about being an organ donor and to join the registry.

“UK at the Half” airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on the radio and is hosted by UK Public Relations and Marketing. To hear the “UK at the Half” interview, click the play button above.

UK HealthCare is the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky. But it is so much more. It is more than 10,000 dedicated health care professionals committed to providing advanced subspecialty care for the most critically injured and ill patients from the Commonwealth and beyond. It also is the home of the state’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for the tiniest and sickest newborns, the region’s only Level 1 trauma center and Kentucky’s top hospital ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

As an academic research institution, we are continuously pursuing the next generation of cures, treatments, protocols and policies. Our discoveries have the potential to change what’s medically possible within our lifetimes. Our educators and thought leaders are transforming the health care landscape as our six health professions colleges teach the next generation of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals, spreading the highest standards of care. UK HealthCare is the power of advanced medicine committed to creating a healthier Kentucky, now and for generations to come.