The Life Saving Tree, created by Robert Dix, a local artist and University Health System employee, serves as a loving reminder of the compassion and generosity of University Transplant Center’s living donors.
This year’s ceremony honors those who donated an organ in 2015. Among those attending will be 8-year-old Matthew Parker, whose story made national news last year when his first grade teacher, Lindsey Painter, turned out to be a perfect match as a kidney donor.
Living organ donors and their families
Jennifer Milton, executive director, University Transplant Center
Edward Banos, executive vice president/COO University Health System
Dr. Daniel Ranch, pediatric transplant nephrologist and living kidney donor
Names of 2015 living donors to be added to Life Saving Tree sculpture
Friday, April 1, 3:30 p.m.
University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive. Meet at information desk for escort.