Southern Trust installs artwork to recognise and encourage giving the gift of life

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Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Three ceramic artwork pieces have been installed in the Intensive Care corridor at Craigavon Area Hospital to recognise the ‘gift’ of organ donation.

Diane McCormick, a ceramic artist from Dungannon created the artwork entitled ‘Hope and thanksgiving’ which consists of three large circles detailed with Butterflies symbolising new life and the forget-me-not flower meaning, no donor will ever be forgotten.



Siobhan Rooney, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Organ Donation Committee said, “Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine.

“But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving or life-enhancing gift to others.

“One donor can save the life of several people and improve the quality of life of many more. The more people who pledge to donate their organs and tissue after their death, the more people stand to benefit.



“We at the Southern Trust wanted to recognise and thank those who have donated their organs by installing this beautiful artwork that will forever remind their friends and families of the extremely generous donations they made and symbolise the new life that their gift has given to others,” she added.

To give the greatest gift this Christmas – the gift of life, join the Organ Donor Register today by calling: 0300 123 23 23 or visiting:



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