Organ donors honored at remembrance ceremony

On Jan. 1, Penn State Hershey Medical Center sponsored a rose on the Rose Parade Donate Life America float for each organ donor who gave the gift of life at our hospital between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. At a recent ceremony on the Medical Center campus, individuals representing those donors received a live rose symbolizing their loved one’s gift.

Nearly 70 people representing donor families from across central Pennsylvania attended the Organ Donor Remembrance Ceremony. The annual event is coordinated by Medical Center staff and the Gift of Life Donor Program.

The speakers at this year’s ceremony included the mother of an organ donor, a liver transplant recipient, and representatives of the Medical Center and Gift of Life.

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Last Updated June 20, 2013