GKA have completed a hanging installation entitled One Thousand Thank Yous at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. The piece was commissioned by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Organ Donation Committee and Partners to provide a permanent reminder of the power of organ and tissue donation and to commemorate this gift of life.
The work consists of 1000 gold anodised aluminium gift tags, some inscribed with messages from transplant recipient to their donors. The tags are hung from the ceiling in the central atrium of the hospital and come together in the shape of a heart, one of the most common forms of organ transplant, providing the gift of life to hundreds of people each year.
As well as recognising and thanking all organ and tissue donors, One Thousand Thank Yous forms part of a wider NHS campaign to raise awareness about organ donation.
George King Architects have been commissioned by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to create an installation celebrating the life changing gift of organ donation. Following an open call, GKA’s design submission, One Thousand Thank Yous, was selected by a panel of representatives from the hospital.
The installation is formed from 1000 gold anodised aluminium laser cut gift tags that will hang from the ceiling of the hospital foyer. Each gift tag will be engraved with a thank you message penned from recipient to donor.
As well as recognising and thanking all organ and tissue donors, One Thousand Thank Yous forms part of a wider NHS campaign to raise awareness about organ donation. A national campaign has been launched to help collect the 1000 messages from donor recipients.