St. Francis honors those who have given the “Gift of Life”
December 09, 2019
This holiday season CHI Health St. Francis, in partnership with Live On Nebraska, will honor central Nebraska’s organ, tissue and eye donors during a Holiday Donor Remembrance Open House from 6 until 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 12 in the hospital’s front lobby.
Anyone impacted by donation, donor family, friends, caregivers, and recipients, are invited to attend. Open houses will also take place at other Nebraska hospitals with the same goal of bringing together those that have been impacted by the gift of life.
“The holiday season can be such a difficult time for families who have lost a loved one,” said Betsy Collins-Clark, Donor Specialist at St. Francis. “We want to honor the gifts these donors have given, and make sure their family and friends know that they are not alone in their grief. It’s just a small way of thanking, honoring and never forgetting the graciousness of our donors and their families.”
Guests will have the opportunity to decorate an ornament to be placed on the special Christmas remembrance tree. A private room will be provided for donor families to meet and share stories. Refreshments will also be served.
About Live On Nebraska, liveonnebraska.org
Live On Nebraska is one of 58 organ procurement organizations throughout the country. As an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to saving and healing lives through organ, tissue and eye donation their service area includes all of Nebraska and Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Live On Nebraska has three main responsibilities: recover organs and tissues for transplantation, maintain the Donor Registry of Nebraska and provide education on the importance of donation and grow the donor registry.