April is National Donate Life Month
Every year, April is celebrated as National Donate Life Month. Hospitals, organizations and individuals nationwide come together to help promote organ donation and celebrate those who have given the gift of life. Riverside Community Hospital and the Transplant Center at Riverside Community Hospital are proud partners of OneLegacy and Donate Life. National Donate Life month is a time that is dedicated to bring awareness of the need of organ donations and is also a time dedicated to educating the public about organ and tissue donation. Through organ donating, the Gift of Hope and the Gift of Life is shared with those in need who may not have a second chance of life.
More than 117,000 men, women and children nationwide await lifesaving organ transplants today. Thousands more await tissue transplants to help them resume their normal lives. There is a great need for more donors to continue saving more lives. During National Donate Life Month, people are encourage and educated on how they too can become donors.
The Transplant Center at Riverside Community Hospital offers both Kidney and Pancreas transplantation, and in addition offers a Living Donor Transplant Program. Our Program offers individualized diagnostic and treatment services, provided in a compassionate, safe environment that embraces whole body healing. The Transplant Center was established in 1996, and to date has performed over 485 transplant. For more information, call 951.684.1415.
Join us for a special Flag raising Ceremony on Thursday, April 18th from 9:00am-9:45am near the flag in front of the main hospital entrance.