The sky is the limit for our hospitals as several of our partners raised Donate Life flags during National Donate Life Month, honoring those who have given the gift of life.
Suburban Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, INOVA Alexandria Hospital, INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital, and Children’s National Medical Center all recognized donor families and recipients with individual programs aimed at increasing donation awareness in their hospital communities.
Along with the ceremonious flag raisings, other hospitals held tabling events to show their support and help enrich each hospital’s donation culture.
New this year was Donate Life America’s Pediatric Week, where Children’s National Medical Center celebrated the littlest of our heroes with an observance called Linking Hands.
Highlights of the ceremony included Dr. John Berger III and Dr. Asha Moudgil, who recognize donation opportunity in the hospital, and Elizabeth Tong, who delivered a story about her son’s donation. Pediatric heart transplant recipient, Jon Hochstein, informed the crowd how his second chance at life has led to his future; he will attend medical school in the fall at Harvard University School of Medicine with the hopes of becoming a transplant surgeon. Leading the ceremony, Dr. Christiane Corriveau asked each participant to recognize every opportunity to connect and support their community.
All these events were coordinated through WRTC’s Hospital Services Department, who are looking forward to continued engagement through awareness, education, and leadership support as we continue through summer.