GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title Achieved for Organ Donor Registrations

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Donate Life America and the World Transplant Games Federation announced that Astellas and Donate Life America registered thousands of new organ donors and tripled the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for online organ donor registrations in an eight-hour period. During the same day, a record crowd for a rugby match held in America joined as Astellas provided a $175,000 USD contribution to the World Transplant Games Federation during a halftime celebration featuring transplant recipients from around the world.

“We are very pleased with the response and want to sincerely thank everyone who showed their commitment to this cause by registering to become an organ donor,” said Yoshihiko Hatanaka, president and CEO, Astellas Pharma Inc. “This achievement reflects our more than 20-year commitment to the transplant community and continued collaboration with partner organizations to address unmet medical needs.”

“Someone is added to the organ donor waitlist every 10 minutes in the United States. These people are desperately seeking an organ donation – a gift of life – and for them to receive that gift, we need organ donors,” said David Fleming, president and CEO, Donate Life America.

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