Sayre, Pa. – More than 90,000 people nationwide are awaiting an organ donation. In honor of National Donate Life Month in April, Guthrie joins with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) in celebrating those that pass on a legacy of life.
A flag raising ceremony will be held on the Guthrie Sayre campus on Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m. between the entrance to the Guthrie Clinic and the entrance to the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Emergency Department. Remarks will take place in the clinic vestibule, followed by raising the (CORE) flag. Any individual who has received a transplant and the families of those who have donated, are invited to be a part of the event.
Individuals are encouraged to talk with family members and friends about making the pledge to become an organ, tissue and cornea donor. Each person that signs up to become a donor can help up to 50 people in need of a transplant.
Anyone who wishes to register as an organ donor can do so by visiting www.organdonor.gov.
Guthrie Health is an integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie Health offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.