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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

More than 100,000 people are still waiting for lifesaving organ transplants

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

“We’ve been able to provide hundreds of patients with second chances through liver and kidney transplants thanks to living and deceased donors,” said Michael Marvin, MD, chair of the Geisinger Department of Transplantation and Liver Surgery. “We take this time to raise a flag in honor of these donors and their family members who made the decision to become organ donors. There aren’t words for what their selfless act means to so many in our community.”

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

Flag raisings are held each April during National Donate Life Month, which promotes awareness about the importance of organ donation. 

To learn about organ donation or to become a living 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.

Gift of Life Flag Raising at Geisinger Medical Center
Members of the Geisinger Transplant team and Geisinger Leadership are joined by 2023 kidney transplant patients Dana Moser and James Tighe, and Gift of Life representatives Christina Sarge and Christine Radolovic during an indoor flag event.

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