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SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center Unveils Donor Wall

Posted October 11, 2010 in Donor Family News, Hospital Partner News

glennon-wall-642x419Hospital CEO, Sherilyn Hailstone, MTS COO, Diane Brockmeier, Liver Recipient, Deven with his parents, Amanda and Steve Shelton, and Hospital Nursing Director of the PICU, Kim AmesInspired by the families who generously chose to donate the Gift of Life, the PICU staff at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri wanted to recognize The Enduring Gift” of the organ and tissue donor.

Unveiled in April 2010, the donor wall consists of eight curved panels, accommodating 200 individual names, using subtle colors of blue and purple within a natural maple framework. The top of the donor wall incorporates a butterfly theme using 3-dimensional butterfly motifs.

“The Enduring Gift” donor wall mission statement reads:
cardinal-glennon-wall-315SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit wish to recognize families who have given the “Enduring Gift” of a donor organ. By granting such a gift, each donor family has enriched the life of another family with renewed hope and faith that may significantly change a medical outcome – that often offers no other answer. This “Enduring Gift” and each donor family will be forever remembered and honored by all those touched by such a personal gracious gift.

donor-family-for-web-1v2“The Enduring Gift” donor wall was featured in November 2010 at the National Learning Congress in Dallas, Texas as a best practice approach to paying tribute to pediatric organ and tissue donors.

To learn more, download the PDF of the project poster.

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