Volunteering at the Donor Remembrance Ceremony

Society of Young Leaders volunteered at the annual Donor Remembrance Ceremony hosted by Legacy of Life Hawai’i. This ceremony gathers friends and families to remember Hawai’i’s organ, tissue and eye donors  One of the highlights of the ceremony is the Monarch Butterfly Release, which allows each family to release a butterfly in remembrance of their loved one. Butterflies are released, symbolizing the release of the spirit and the transforming gift of donation. Thank you Legacy of Life Hawaii for having us.

About Legacy of Life Hawaii

Mission Statement

The mission Legacy of Life Hawai’i is to save and enhance lives through recovering organs and tissue for transplant; encourage organ donation through community outreach and education; and honor and support organ donors and their families.

Services

Our trained staff is available 24 hours a day to counsel families and medical staff about organ and tissue donation; determine medical suitability for donation, and to coordinate the recovery of donated organs and tissue. Legacy of Life Hawai’i collaborates with the Hawaii Lions Eye Bank and Makana Foundation to promote eye donation. Our professional and administrative team believes in what we do and strives each day to make a difference in people’s lives.

For more information about organ donation and transplantation in the United States, check out the video below from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).