On May 26, St. Peter’s Hospital held its second Honor Walk in recognition of an organ donor. Staff silently lined the pathway from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to the Operating Room (OR) to support the family of Mujahid Mohammed and his heroic decision to give the gift of life.
Mr. Mohammed, a 50-year-old man from Ohio, was in Albany for business recently when he suffered a sudden illness from which he unfortunately would not recover.
Mr. Mohammed was a registered organ donor whose selfless act of generosity has given a young woman from the Northeast a second chance at life. The woman, who is in her 20s, underwent a successful liver transplant thanks to Mr. Mohammed’s donation.
The Honor Walk is a simple way for hospital staff to show the organ donor’s family that they are not alone, and to support the patient’s heroic last act in saving someone else’s life.
The walk was coordinated with help from the Center for Donation and Transplant New York – Vermont. The Center for Donation and Transplant (CDT) was established in 1972 and is one of 58 federally designated non-profit organ procurement organizations in the United States. It serves a population of 2.7 million people across 30 counties in New York, Vermont, as well as in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. CDT works in partnership with 43 hospitals, including St. Peter’s Hospital.
For more information on organ donation: https://www.cdtny.org/donation/register/