Pleasant Valley Hospital holds National Organ Donation Month Ceremony
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POINT PLEASANT — Throughout the month of April, Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) is celebrating National Organ Donation Month. A kickoff ceremony and flag raising were held on Monday, April 2, in the hospital’s main lobby. PVH employees, friends, donor families and recipients were in attendance.
“Celebrating the tremendous generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, tissue, marrow and blood donors is something very special. It is very important to us to see through the final wishes of our donors,” said Tom Schauer, CEO.
Recently, the family of Mildred Shields agreed to give the gift of life when she passed away at PVH. Because of this decision, a 60-year old woman received Shields’ kidney in a Charleston, W.Va. hospital, and a 56-year old man received her liver in a Pittsburgh, PA-based hospital.