Driscoll rose vial to be part of Rose Bowl float

Driscoll Children’s Hospital showed its support for organ donation by signing a rose vial that will be part of the Donate Life float in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade.

Continuing a tradition that began in 2008, Donate Life’s entry will feature 60 “floragraphs” of organ, eye and tissue donors from across the country.

The 2017 float, Teammates in Life, will depict a Polynesian catamaran, which will be propelled by a team of 24 organ, eye and tissue transplant recipients rowing in unison from the strength gained from their donors.

 

Samhar I. Al-Akash, MD, Medical Director, Driscoll Children’s Kidney Center and Renal Transplantation (from left), Yvette Chapman, Jon Goodrich and Jennifer Wickliffe, all with Southwest Transplant Alliance, look at a photo of the Teammates in Life float that will be featured in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade.
Samhar I. Al-Akash, MD, Medical Director, Driscoll Children’s Kidney Center and Renal Transplantation (from left), Yvette Chapman, Jon Goodrich and Jennifer Wickliffe, all with Southwest Transplant Alliance, look at a photo of the Teammates in Life float that will be featured in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade.
Burton Mattice, Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer for Southwest Transplant Alliance (from left), Stephen Almond, MD, Surgical Director for the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Renal Transplant Program, Karl Maher, MD, Medical Director of the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Karen Long, Vice President for Patient Care Services at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, and David I. Ryan, MD, Pediatric Intensivist at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, display the rose vial that will be part of the Donate Life float in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade.
Burton Mattice, Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer for Southwest Transplant Alliance (from left), Stephen Almond, MD, Surgical Director for the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Renal Transplant Program, Karl Maher, MD, Medical Director of the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Karen Long, Vice President for Patient Care Services at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, and David I. Ryan, MD, Pediatric Intensivist at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, display the rose vial that will be part of the Donate Life float in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade.