Children’s Health Hosts Celebration of Life Event

Children’s Health Celebration of Life event (Courtesy of: Twitter)
Children’s Health recently hosted its inaugural Celebration of Life event at the Moore Auditorium on its Dallas campus. The event was created to increase awareness of April’s Donate Life month while honoring families who made the decision to donate their child’s organs while at the hospital.

Children’s Health partnered with the Southwest Transplant Alliance, its organ procurement organization, to put on the event. More than 100 people from recipient and donor families attended, along with Children’s Health and UT Southwestern medical staff and executive leadership.

The event was emceed by Sonia Azad, WFAA reporter, who spoke about raising awareness for the organ donation cause, patient-family engagement, and recognizing and appreciating care teams for their services.Dr. Dev Desai, director of the pediatric transplant program at UT Southwestern, was recognized for leading the program for 10 years. UT Southwestern transplant and ICU teams also were recognized with artwork as a “thank you” for their care of donor and transplant patients. Continue reading
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