Raising a Flag to Honor Organ and Tissue Donors

In recognition of Donate Life Month, the ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program and Gift of Life Donor Program hosted a flag raising ceremony honoring the generous people who provide hope and save lives through organ and tissue donation.

ChristianaCare caregivers, patients, loved ones and survivors gathered at Christiana Hospital to show support and gratitude for another year of life-giving organ and tissue donation.

One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people. A tissue donor can enhance the lives of up to 100 others. Visit donors1.org.

In 2023, ChristianaCare facilitated 56 organ donations, resulting in 134 transplanted organs. In addition 103 life-enhancing tissue donors improved the lives of countless patients.

During the ceremony, the Gift of Life Donor Program and the Transplant Foundation made a generous donation to ChristianaCare that will help support travel and hotel stays for families and patients who are transplant recipients, patients waiting for a kidney transplant, their family members and living donors.

Cynthia Slater’s late son was honored as an organ donor.

Nationally, more than 100,000 people are waiting for organ transplants and a second chance at life, and every eight minutes another person is added to the national transplant waiting list, according to Donate Life America. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older may legally state his or her desire to be an organ, tissue or body donor.

The Gift of Life Donor Program is ChristianaCare’s partner in helping to optimize organ and tissue donations and distribution in our community.

For more information or to register as an organ donor, visit donors1.org.