FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelle Aliprantis, MBA
Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications | PA Region
Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Suburban Community Hospital, and Lower Bucks Hospital
See Blue? See Green? Think Donate Life!
Philadelphia, PA, – April 16, 2021 — Roxborough Memorial Hospital is encouraging the public to help them celebrate National Donate Life Blue & Green Day. That’s because today is National Donate Life Blue and Green Day– a fun and festive observance to offer hope to the 100,000 people whose lives depend on a life-saving organ transplant. Unfortunately, this week, more than 115 of them will die because not enough organs are available. Thousands of others whose lives would benefit from the gift of eye and tissue donation continue to wait and hope.
You may see these two colors – the official colors of Donate Life – on adults, kids, pets and food throughout the day on Friday.
“We are encouraging everyone to show off their donate life pride to honor organ, eye and tissue donors and celebrate the people who received the gift of life through transplantation and to offer hope to the many who wait for the gift of life,” said Kim Kelly, clinical educator of Roxborough Memorial Hospital.
National Donate Life Blue and Green Day is a unified national effort, in which legislators, newscasters, corporations, hospital employees, schools, and community residents will wear blue and green to show their support of organ and tissue donation.
The colorful day is part of National Donate Life Month – a month-long observance to bring attention to organ, eye and tissue donation.
As part of this initiative, we have posted information on our internet page to give employees and the community an opportunity to learn more about organ, eye, and tissue donation, and to make sign-up convenient. https://www.roxboroughmemorial.com/~/about-us/gift-of-life-program/
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About Roxborough Memorial Hospital: Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For over 130 years, Roxborough Memorial Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to our local communities and the surrounding region.
As a member of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 46 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County, and Lower Bucks Hospital, in Bristol.
Gift of Life Donor Program is the non-profit , federally designated organ procurement organization, working with 128 acute care hospitals and 15 transplant centers to serve 11.3 million people in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Thanks to its compassionate community, for the past 13 years, Gift of Life has coordinated the most organ donors in the United States. Its annual donation rate, 55 organ donors-per-million-population, ranks among the highest in the world. Since 1974, Gift of Life has coordinated more than 52,500 life-saving organs for transplant, and approximately 1.75 million tissue transplants have resulted from the generosity of donors and their families. One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people, and a tissue donor can improve the lives of more than 100 others. For more information or to register, visit donors1.org.