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GA's Role In Organ Transplants Featured On TV News

South Carolina's Venture Aviation Showcased In Local Three-Part Series

A South Carolina charter company and SC's Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) were recently shown in a 3-part story on organ transplants which aired on Fox Carolina TV. Titled 'Life Changing Mission', the series' purpose was to increase awareness of organ and tissue donations that are made possible by indicating 'organ donor' on drivers licenses. The piece shows Venture Aviation transporting the organs.

"Without general aviation, heart, kidney and liver organ transplantation would not be possible," stated David Knoblauch, President and Director of Operations for Venture Aviation, which is located at the KGMU.  "A heart can only last about 4 hours outside a human body, so the total travel time is very limited," Knoblauch added.
 
"Commercial airlines can't be used for organ transportation for several reasons:  because many hospitals and patients aren't located close enough to commercial airports; an entire transplant crew has to travel with the precious cargo; and with only four hours available getting to the airport, through security, onto a scheduled flight, arriving and getting to the hospital just isn't achievable," he continued.
 
"Hospital helicopters can't fly these missions because they are too slow and they can't hold the number of people and amount of equipment that is needed," stated Knoblauch.  "Venture Aviation's crew is on call 24/7 and flies several hundred of these important missions each year," said Knoblauch.
 
"Shows like this help highlight how critical general aviation is for our community" said Joe Frasher, Airport Director of GMU.  "Venture Aviation is an asset to GMU and the many organ recipients that it has helped."

FMI: www.venture-aviation.com

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