To bring awareness to National Donate Life month, CCMH staff participated in a balloon release on April 2 and recognized the ICU Nurses who ran LifeShare’s 5K in honor of a young organ donor they cared for. This event was to encourage people to consider organ donation, honor those who became donors and saved countless lives. Organ donation gives hope, support and strength to patients waiting, recipients, and donor families. Please sign up to be a donor today. Visit www.donatelife.net.
On August 17, 2018, a 20 year old man passed away, and his family chose to make his final gift, the gift of organ donation. He was able to donate his left kidney to a recipient in Oklahoma, his liver to a recipient in Oklahoma and right kidney and pancreas to a recipient in Maryland. Because of this act of generosity and kindness, three lives were saved. LifeShare depends on hospital partners like CCMH to help save these lives.
On behalf of these recipients and the donor family, these miracles would not be possible. Year-to-date, Comanche County Memorial Hospital has helped save eight lives!