Loyola Event to Honor Organ Donors and Their Families

News Archive April 09, 2013

Loyola Event to Honor Organ Donors and Their Families

Organ donors and families will meet with organ recipients at candle-lighting event

Thousands of men, women and children are waiting for life-saving organs in Illinois, joining the more than 100,000 who are on waiting lists across the nation.  At Loyola's Living & Giving Thankfully candle-lighting ceremony, organ recipients and donors will gather with family and friends to prove one person can make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of people by becoming an organ donor.

The ceremony is part of National Donate Life Month, which recognizes and applauds those who gave the most precious gift of all – the gift of life.

Where:  Paul V. Galvin Memorial Chapel, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood

When:     4-6 p.m., April 18

For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313 or (708) 417-5100.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.
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