Give The Gift Of Life During Organ Donor Awareness Month

FORT LAUDERDALE – Dr. Sherilyn Gordon-Burroughs, MD, FACS, was in the prime of her life. The successful liver surgeon, a key member of the transplant team at Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas lost her life tragically on March 19.

Dr. Gordon-Burroughs was trained in multi-organ transplantation and operated on children and adults. She conducted extensive research on various types of liver conditions and the medicines that have been developed to treat them.

At the time of her death she was Chair of the Legislative Committee for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and was pursuing a number of patient and donor-centered initiatives in the U.S. House of Representative that would greatly improve patient and donor care and experience.

As the nation observes Organ Donor Awareness Month we remember Dr. Gordon Burroughs for the strides she made in saving lives and advocating on behalf of organ donors and recipients.

Today, more than 120,000 men, women and children are on the national transplant waiting list. More than 6,000 of these individuals are right here in our community. Continue reading
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