• National Donor Memorial
  • National Donor Memorial
  • National Donor Memorial
  • National Donor Memorial
  • National Donor Memorial
  • National Donor Memorial

National Donor Memorial

Conceived as an urban contemplative garden, the National Memorial for Organ and Tissue Donors is comprised of three metaphorical rooms that commemorate the emotional journey of a donor family as they face the difficult and painful process of organ donation. The memorial landscape is comprised of three main spaces; a serene grove, an open lawn, and an elongated room defined by a 100-foot long donor memorial wall. Amplifying the central design themes of Hope, Renewal, and Transformation three water features activate these rooms and offer a source of personal reflection. A wall of tears recognizing deceased loved ones greets visitors as they enter the memorial, a sculptural spring representing the individual’s “gift of life” contribution is symbolized by ripples from a single drop of water, and an expressive waterfall which is fed by the spring celebrates the exponentially positive impact that the choice of organ donation has on our society.

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