But these second chances would not be possible without the selflessness and generosity of living and deceased organ donors.
Now, the unique journeys of organ donors and families, as well as transplant recipients, will be recognized in a permanent way within the walls of UC Health: through a one-of-a-kind glass art installation that will stand as a permanent reminder of the hope that organ donors provide to others.
“We are grateful to have been able to continue providing hope to transplant recipients across our community, especially during these challenging times,” said Shimul Shah, MD, James and Catherine Orr Endowed Chair of Liver Transplantation at the UC College of Medicine and a UC Health physician. “But none of it is possible without those who register to become organ donors. It is important to our team to thank and honor them, as well as celebrate our transplant recipients.”
The art installation is part of UC Health’s “Hope Stones” program, founded in 2018 by UC Health transplant clinicians Jen Garrett, RN, and Lauren Dick, RN.