Rich Rodriguez Invites Transplant Recipient to Monday Michigan Press Conference

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Since its inception in 2006, the Wolverine-Buckeye challenge has inspired thousands of donors to register. As of Nov. 18, this year’s challenge stands at Michigan: 69,967 and Ohio 49,822.

Andrew Majors was just five months old when his family brought him to University of Michigan physicians, worried that something was very wrong with their tiny baby.

His parents got devastating news: Andrew’s liver and kidneys were not functioning properly. He would need not just one, but two transplants to survive.

“They told us he needed a new kidney and we were devastated,” said Andrew’s father, Greg Majors. “Then they told us he needed a new liver as well, and we were floored.”

Little Andrew got a new kidney and a new liver, thanks to a young organ donor. Doctors at the University of Michigan performed the transplant on Andrew when he was a year old – one of the youngest people to receive a combined liver-kidney transplant at that time.

Today, Andrew is 16 years old and thriving. He will appear with U-M Football Coach Rich Rodriguez at his Nov. 22 press conference to highlight the need for organ donations, a cause that Rodriguez has promoted this season.

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