Priyanka Chopra, NFL, and Organ Donation: How’s That for a Mash?

Priyanka Chopra, organ donation, Dr. Chris Barry, bLifeNY, #WLY, transplantationYes, Priyanka Chopra really is coming to Rochester, NY this October 5th to deliver a keynote address on organ donation awareness at our Transplant Gala. And yes, she will debut her single “In My City” September 13th on the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Kickoff (before and after each show for 13 weeks!). Singing along will be will.i.am, production by RedOne and Brian Kennedy, and management by Troy Carter of Lady Gaga fame.

So you’re probably thinking “WHAA…?” Why would this woman who is already a Bollywood superstar and now poised to splash in to yet another multibillion dollar industry care about organ donation?

Well, I submit to you that she is compassionate, intelligent, and grounded. She was certainly very real when I met her–no airs about her, just a calmly focused intensity and kindness. She is sincerely passionate about organ donation awareness and has already publicly pledged to become a donor. It’s a difficult subject to get people to seriously think about and her massive international influence will help save or improve hundreds of thousands of lives. Once again, I salute you Priyanka Chopra for your courage and foresight. Can’t wait to see you again on October 5th!

Priyanka Chopra, organ donation, Dr. Chris Barry, bLifeNY, #WLY, transplantation

Priyanka Chopra, organ donation, Dr. Chris Barry, bLifeNY, #WLY, transplantation

About Chris Barry

I am a transplant surgeon, researcher, entrepreneur, and champion of organ donation awareness. I am particularly interested in liver cancer genomics, fatty liver disease, and saving lives through transplant and organ donation awareness.
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