January 21, 2016
Physicians and staff from the Kidney Transplant Center at Las Palmas Medical Center recently unveiled a beautiful “Tree of Life” mural at the facility to honor its kidney donors. The “Tree of Life” mural is 3-D and depicts a sculpted tree displaying the names of organ donors from the Kidney Transplant Center.
More than 123,000 people are on the national organ transplant waiting list in the U.S. Organs and tissues that can be donated and transplanted include kidneys, heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, intestines, hands, face, corneas, skin, heart valves, bone, veins, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. People of all ages can be donors, and those 18 and older can register to become a donor.
The Kidney Transplant Center at Las Palmas Medical Center, the only kidney transplant center in El Paso, recently performed its 32nd transplant of the year—a record number for the program.
Pictured above: The “Tree of Life” mural located at the Kidney Transplant Center at Las Palmas Medical Center.