LifeNet Health hosts Tree of Life events annually in December with its donation partners as a tribute to tissue donors, knowing that the holidays are often an especially hard time for many donor families. This ceremony also allows for the employees of LifeNet Health and Trios Health to be able to share their gratitude for these special people and their families by letting them place ornaments on the tree in their honor. We honor the donors, donor families, and staff who all help make donation happen.
Attendees are welcome to bring an ornament or create one at the event to place on the tree. Light refreshments will be provided.
The tree will remain up in the Trios Care Center at Southridge lobby through December. The Tree of Life event has been hosted by LifeNet Health for several years, but this is the first event to ever be held in eastern Washington.
Earlier this year, Trios Southridge Hospital was awarded the 2018 Operating Room of the Year Award from LifeNet in recognition of Trios’ work with LifeNet to help with tissue recovery and donations, and for the cooperation, willingness, timeliness, and flexibility to make accommodations for those tissue recoveries to occur.
In 2018, Trios operating rooms were used 19 times by LifeNet Health to recover tissue from donors. One tissue donor has the possibility to enhance or save the lives of more than 150 people. Recoveries through Trios last year have already impacted more than 1,000 people in the Northwest and will continue to be used to enhance and save many more lives.