CORE Flag Raised At Allegheny General Hospital To Honor Organ Donors, Recipients

CBS PITTSBURGH | Dave Crawley

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Thousands of lives have been saved by organ donors, but 118,000 Americans remain on the list for hearts, kidneys, and other organs. Organ recipients and families of donors gathered at Allegheny General Hospital Monday morning to raise the flag of CORE, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education. “Our central purpose at CORE is very simple,” CEO Susan Stuart told the crowd. “To celebrate the gift of life with organ, tissue and cornea donation.” Little Bailey and Tobias Zippay were celebrated guests because of their recent viral video with the plea: “Our mommy needs a kidney.” At the podium, their mother, Diana Zippay, said the response has given her a measure of hope. “We all try to remain stoic, wearing our imaginary capes, so that we can hold it together for those we love,” she said. Continue reading
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