Did you see the real-life Dr. Gonzo Gonzalez-Stawinski portraying himself this past Sunday on "Three Rivers"?
Before "Code Green", episode 4 of "Three Rivers" was broadcast this past Sunday, CBS2 New Central televised this segment with Alex O’Loughlin and Dr. Gonzo Gonzalez-Stawinski. Dr. Gonzo as we all know in the transplant community is a real life transplant surgeon from the Cleveland Clinic. In addition to Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Gonzo also has a guest appearance in this past Sunday's episode, although he admits that he’d rather be performing in the OR than in front of the camera!
Source: Alexoloughlinrocks.com - thank you DEb!
The other day I was speaking with colleagues and we all expressed our disappointed in individuals in the donation and transplant community who are not supporting "Three Rivers" calling the show a "joke" and "not accurate" while forgetting the underlying message about the "gift of life" and the number of people transplant is able to save. We all agreed that the majority of viewers do not know all the clinical nuances and the show is the best thing the Donate Life community has going in making a positive impression to a diverse audience - in fact over 9 million Americans view the premiere show! So all you naysayers in our donation community, this one is on us - to make "Three Rivers" a success enabling the continued weekly broadcast and the positive message about donation and the critical need for organ donors to the general public. We must not let our cynicism forget the nearly 105,000 Americans on the transplant wait list. Please get behind the show and encourage people to watch "Three Rivers".
While you are at it, please encourage people to register to be a donor!