Organ donation memorial tree unveiled at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital

BOSTON STANDARD UK | David Seymour
A scene from the unveiling of the organ donation memorial tree.
A memorial created to pay tribute to those who have donated their organs to help others has been unveiled at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

The organ donation memorial tree went on display in the reception of the Sibsey Road site on Thursday.

It was unveiled in a ceremony attended by families of past donors and patients who have received donor organs, as well as hospital staff and local dignitaries.

The tree – commissioned and installed by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), which runs Pilgrim Hospital, is made of bronze, and has plaques placed on its branches featuring the names of past donors at the hospital, with room for future ones.

It follows the creation of another organ donation memorial at Lincoln County Hospital, a site also run by ULHT.

Natalie Dillamore, junior sister on the intensive care unit at Pilgrim Hospital, spoke of the significance of the installation, saying: “The tree of life acts as a symbol of remembrance for all of those who have been able to donate organs to save others.

“The plaques on the tree are personalised for each individual, and having these in place is a comfort for the donors loved ones.” Continue reading
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