Guthrie Honors Organ Donors and Recipients with Flag Raising

April 24, 2019

Guthrie and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) held a flag raising event to honor organ donors and recipients for National Donate Life Month.

The flag raising ceremony featured remarks from members of the Guthrie Organ Donation Committee, CORE and David Webster, a former art teacher at Athens High School, who spoke on his experiences being a heart recipient. The presenters encouraged everyone to talk with family members and friends about making the pledge to become an organ, tissue and cornea donor.

The need is real. Each day, about 80 Americans receive life-saving organ transplants and thousands more benefit from cornea and tissue transplants. In honor of National Donate Life Month in April, Guthrie joined CORE in celebrating those that pass on a legacy of life. Each donor can donate up to eight lifesaving organs.

To register as an organ donor, visit

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.

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