RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — April is Donate Life Month.
To honor local transplant patients, VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center and Pauley Heart Center hosted a reception for patients to share their transplant journey on Saturday.
Heart, kidney, as well as liver transplant recipients shared their personal journeys and thanked their donors.
Not only those who were given new life celebrated, but donors were also honored for their sacrifice.
“Show appreciation that our donors are doing the selfless acts and they’re going through surgeries,” said VCU Health’s Dr. Gaurav Gupta. “They’re going through procedures they don’t need, purely for the benefit of somebody else.”
Donate Life month encourages Americans to register as organ donors.