Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Celebrates Organ Donation Day
Newburgh, NY– Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall held a flag-raising ceremony at its Newburgh campus to commemorate National Blue and Green Day on April 12 as part of its recognition of National Donate Life Month. Donate Life Month is a nationally-recognized month that is focused on raising awareness and engagement for organ, eye and tissue donation. The event helped recognize the work MSLC does to help save even more lives through organ and tissue donation. From referral calls, to support of a grieving family and collaboration with our organ procurement organization, LiveOnNY, Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall plays a crucial role in saving more lives through donation. “We are incredibly proud of our organ donation efforts and the great work being done with our community partners on this very important cause,” said MSLC President & CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk. There are 10,000 New Yorkers waiting for an organ transplant. One organ donor can save up to eight lives and improve the lives of up to 50 people through tissue donation. To learn more and sign up as an organ donor visit LiveOnNY.org.
Caption: Joan Cusack-McGuirk, MSLC President and CEO, and Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson raise the flag in honor of National Blue and Green Day.