Touching moment more than 100 hospital employees line halls to honor organ donor

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Touching moment more than 100 hospital staff line the halls in tribute to nurse who died after 39 years of service and became an organ donor Mary Desin, who worked as a nurse at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Hamot hospital for 39 years, died of a brain aneurysm on June 2  Footage shows the touching moment over 100 colleagues lined the hospital's corridors as she wheeled to an operating theater to donate her organs  Staff paid tribute to her by switching on three lights at the top of the building  Colleagues said they would never forget the impact she made during her career 

By Leah Mcdonald For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:49 BST, 12 June 2019 | Updated: 15:09 BST, 12 June 2019

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Footage shows the moving moment more than 100 hospital staff lined the corridors of a hospital to honor a nurse who donated her organs before she died.

Mary Desin, 58, died unexpectedly on June 2 after suffering a brain aneurysm. 

Desin worked for 39 years as a nurse at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Hamot hospital in Erie and has continued to save patients' lives by becoming an organ donor.

Mary Desin, (pictured), who worked as a nurse in Pennsylvania, died following a brain aneurysm on May 31 and decided to donate her organs

Mary Desin, (pictured), who worked as a nurse in Pennsylvania, died following a brain aneurysm on May 31 and decided to donate her organs  

Over 100 of her colleagues lined the hallway as Desin was wheeled to an operating theater on her ICU bed where her liver and kidneys were donated.

Her son, Matthew James Desin, told Good Morning America: 'It was extremely emotional.Most everybody was crying.

'People I didn't even know came up to me during the time and said how much they loved her and she helped them get further in their career.

'I expected maybe 20 people from her times as an OR nurse and her current position to be there. I didn't expect over 100 people to be impacted by her loss.'

In an obituary, Mary was described as an animal lover, especially of dogs. It read: 'Mary

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