Guthrie Honors Organ Donors and Recipients with Flag Raising

A flag raising ceremony to honor National Donate Life Month will be held on the Guthrie Sayre campus on Thursday, April 27 at 2 p.m. 

Remarks will take place in the Clinic atrium, followed by raising the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) flag at the flag pole between the entrance to the Guthrie Clinic and the entrance to the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Emergency Department.  Any individual who has received a transplant and the families of those who have donated are invited to be a part of the event.

The need is real. Each day, 79 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 joins with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) in celebrating those that pass on a legacy of life. 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 is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-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., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 300 physicians and 190 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 22 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.