ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – To honor the gift of life made by organ donor and transplant families, Presbyterian Transplant Services and New Mexico Donor Services hosted the 2016 Donate Life Rose Ceremony on December 2 at Presbyterian Hospital.
At the event, personal dedications from recipients and donors were attached to roses to be included in the Donate Life Rose Parade Float at the 128th Rose Parade on January 2, 2017. Thousands of roses are added to the float each year, inspiring people nationwide to become donors.
Presbyterian’s Kidney Transplant Center, located at Presbyterian Hospital, is one of two transplant centers in New Mexico. Since the program began in 1986, Presbyterian has performed more than 950 transplants. Presbyterian partners with New Mexico Donor Services, a leading organ procurement organization, and is certified by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Medicare (CMS).
Members of the media are invited to attend the following event:
WHAT: Donate Life Rose Ceremony
WHO: Organ donor families, living donors, transplant recipients, clinical staff and community members
WHERE: Presbyterian Hospital – (Please wait in the main hospital lobby)
1100 Central Avenue SE
WHEN: Friday, December 2 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.