We rely on the generosity of donors to assure an adequate supply of blood and plasma for our patients. Organ and tissue donations can be used for transplants to offer new hope for patients with certain diseases. Our Deeded Body Program allows generous individuals to donate their bodies for teaching and research purposes.
Every year more than 1,200 volunteers assist our professional staff with making patients and their families comfortable during their visits. Volunteers range in age from 16 to well past retirement age. They do some amazing things, from cuddling newborns to providing furry friends for comfort to offering encouragement during procedures.