Gift of Life Ceremony for Donate Life Month, April 21
April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
As part of Donate Life Month, everyone is invited to attend the Gift of Life Ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Clasen Board Room (Elevator H, Level 1). Theresa Hafner, who received a heart transplant at UI Hospitals and Clinics in August 2015, and Gigi Robertson, mother of Tabatha Smith, who donated Theresa’s heart, will share their stories. Special original music will be performed by Carissa Wemmie and Amy Locke.
In 2016, 28 organ donors at UI Hospitals and Clinics donated 73 organs, and 94 patients donated tissue to patients in need. Friday, April 21, is also National Blue and Green Day. Please show your support of organ, eye, and tissue donation by wearing some blue and/or green on Friday. Because of the urgent need for donors, University of Iowa Health Care faculty and staff are encouraged to join the Iowa Donor Registry by visiting iowadonornetwork.org or calling 1-800-831-4131.