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Wings of Hope sculpture recognises organ donation

Two new artwork installations have been unveiled at York and Scarborough Hospitals to recognise the precious gift given by organ donors. The sculptures were installed ahead of National Transplant Week (7-13 September).

Metal artist Salina Somalya was commissioned to work on the pieces, ‘On the Wings of Hope’, which represents the fragile nature of the transplant process.

Salina researched the transplant process talking to recipients of donated organs, clinicians and those who have donated organs to others. Through this she came up with the idea of wings conveyed through the delicate form of feathers. These are made of aluminium and each one has been hand coloured using dyes and inks.

The sculptures were unveiled last Friday by Trust Chair Sue Symington. Staff involved in donation, donor families and transplant recipients were all invited.

08 September 2015

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‘On the Wings of Hope’ represents the fragile nature of the transplant process.

Looking down a long bright hospital corridor with treatment rooms on the left and windows on the right. At the bottom of the corridor is one member of staff in a blue nursing uniform

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