The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors were on hand yesterday at the Gift of Life Transplant House's ground breaking ceremony for its second location. The Gift of Life is currently raising funds for the second Gift of Life House, which is across the street kitty corner from the current house on 2nd St.
Gift of Life annually provides 30,000 guest nights to transplant patients, filling the House to capacity. As a result of this high occupancy, Gift of Life is often forced to refer many guests to local hotels for accommodation. Last year, it served more than 900 transplant patients. With the second location, it hopes to turn down less patients who wished to stay at Gift of Life. For more information about the Gift of Life House, visit http://www.gift-of-life.org/.