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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. – During the first two weeks of April, several Geisinger hospitals held flag-raising events to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.

“Over the last year we’ve been able to complete 80 successful transplants because of living and deceased donors,” said Dr. Michael Marvin, department chair, Transplant Surgery. “As we bring awareness to the importance of organ donation throughout the month, we raise a flag in honor of the donors and their family members who have made the decision to say ‘yes’ to providing the life-saving gift of organ donation.”

Staff, community members and patients participated in the ceremonies at Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and Geisinger Community Medical Center. 

The flag events are held each April during National Donate Life Month, which raises awareness about the importance of organ donation, as more than 100,000 people are still waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.

To learn more about organ donation or to become a registered donor visit

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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