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News | March 21, 2024

BAMC Donor Day event features donor family, recipient stories

By Lori Newman

Brooke Army Medical Center held a National Donor Day observance Feb. 14 on the lawn outside the Garden Entrance to the hospital.

“This occasion is not just about raising awareness; it's a solemn remembrance and appreciation of the incredible gift of life through organ, eye, and tissue donations,” said Army Col. Wylan Peterson, BAMC deputy commander for surgical services. “It's a day to honor those heroic donors and their loved ones who have either given or received the gift of life, those who are waiting for a miracle, and those who tragically did not receive their miracle in time.”

The event featured a story about an organ donor and the grateful recipient of his heart.

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