Join Us for the Allocare Transplant Festival from CareDx!

A fun, interactive, virtual festival for the entire transplant community.


Coming up on Saturday, September 26th CareDx is hosting the Allocare Transplant Festival, a fun, interactive, virtual event meant to bring together members of the transplant community during this difficult period. The event will take place from 12 – 3 p.m. ET and will feature many different activities with guests from all over the transplant community.

The festival has a full agenda of events and activities, as well as multiple contests for attendees to participate in before and during the festival! Here is a full list of the live festival agenda, as well as the pre-event contests:

Pre-Event Contests (submissions due by September 19th)

  • Twitter “My Transplant Story” In 280 characters or less, tell us how the gift of organ donation changed your life for a chance to win some great prizes!
  • Favorite Recipe Contest Share your go-to recipe for a chance to win a prize and have your recipe demonstrated by our guest celebrity chef!
  • Talent Show entries Submit a video of your special talent! Winners will be revealed during the festival.
  • Transplant Community Photo Wall Mosaic Submit a photo and be a part of the Photo Wall Mosaic that will be presented live by Peter Maag

To enter, click on the registration link below!

Live Festival Agenda

  • Community Trivia Challenge Host: Amanda Nicastro – comedian and organ donor
  • Talent Show  Judges: Angelica Hale, America’s Got Talent runner up and kidney transplant recipient; Dorry Segev, transplant surgeon at JHU; and Merle Zuel, MerleJam founder and heart transplant recipient
  • Cooking Demonstration Celebrity chef will demonstrate a version of a winning recipe, with three home chefs joining in live
  • The Engaged Patient  Patient Panel moderated by Osama Gaber, transplant surgeon at Houston Methodist and incoming ASTS president
  • Transplant Life with Sports and Fitness Professional Athlete Panel with David Ayres, Emergency Goalie Carolina Hurricanes and transplant recipient; John Brockington, NFL – Packers and transplant recipient; and Sean Elliot, NBA – Spurs and transplant recipient.
  • My Transplant Story Winners
  • Photo Wall Mosaic Reveal Presented by Peter Maag
  • Get Moving: Short home workout clips with professional transplant athletes

So what is CareDx? CareDx is a transplant focused company centered around providing healthcare solutions for transplant patients and caregivers both pre- and post- transplant journey. It is committed to improving transplant patient outcomes through innovative testing and is the leading partner in medicine for transplant patients.

Gift of Life Howie’s House is so excited to be partnering with CareDx for this special event. For more information and where to register, visit this website:

We hope to see you there!

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