April is National Donate Life Month, which recognizes the ongoing need for organ and tissue donors. The MGH Division of Transplant Surgery, in partnership with New England Donor Services, is raising awareness of these needs within the hospital and in the surrounding community. Ann Prestipino, MPH, senior vice president of Surgery, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Clinical Business Development, and Alexandra Glazier, president and CEO at New England Donor Services, hosted a ceremony earlier this month to raise the Donate Life flag above the staircase leading to the Eat Street Café.

“With this flag ceremony, the MGH recognizes the selfless gift of donors and their families,” said Prestipino. “Last year, the MGH helped more patients through transplantation than any other transplant center in our region. This could not have been accomplished without the very people or loved ones who made the courageous decision to help others through donation. We are honored to partner with New England Donor Services for 2018’s National Donate Life Month and will continue to serve our community together through organ and tissue donation and transplantation.”

To register to be an organ donor, visit https://registerme.org/campaign/MGH.

This article was originally published in the 04/20/18 Hotline issue.