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Quilt on the Move

Donor Quilt 006After being on display for two months at Whitmore Library in Sandy, Utah, two panels of the Intermountain Donor Services Donor Quilt are now at the Magna Library at 8330 West 3500 South. The quilt is dedicated to the memory of all those who have given the gift of life through organ, eye, or tissue donation.

Since its beginning in 1997, families have been invited to honor their loved one by creating a quilt square in their memory. Each square of the quilt represents a life and tells a story,  made with love and special details such as a photograph, quote, or symbol of their loved one’s life. Every spring, new squares are added and the quilt is displayed at the annual Donor Recognition Ceremony. As of May 2010, there are seven panels and more than 350 squares. The quilt is a work in progress, and will continue to be a legacy of the lives lived and lives blessed by the donors.

Many thanks to Susan, Scott, Tracy, Jamie, and Trish at Salt Lake County Library Services for their support in the display of the quilt and distribution of mousepads, posters, and table cards that you can see at your favorite Salt Lake County Library! Next stop for the quilt will be at Columbus Library this fall!

 

Donor Quilt 003

 

Alien Sightings?

Look what landed at the library!

Look what landed at the library!

Have you seen them?

If you’ve been to a Salt Lake County Library lately, you may have noticed some items proclaiming National Donate Life Month! We are excited to partner with the SLCO Library System to help people find accurate information regarding organ donation. With all the crazy myths and misconceptions out there about donation, it can be challenging to find The Real Story!

We are hoping that the posters and brochures may catch your eye, and especially that the mousepads by the computers will direct patrons to our new website, www.yesutah.org. Yes, we know the mousepads are a little “out there”, but hopefully they will grab some attention, make people stop and think for a second, and then go to the website. YesUtah.org is an amazing collection of facts, questions, news items, and personal stories, as well as a place to find links to many other partners in organ, eye, and tissue donation.

There are wonderful people in the library systems in Utah! We are grateful to them for their support this year during National Donate Life Month!