“Former PGHC trauma patient Brian Boyle has formed a collaboration with the American Red Cross to promote blood donation in communities throughout Maryland. Brian has published a book on his experience as a trauma patient at the age of 18 and his fight for recovery, and how he has gone on to become a successful international tri-athlete. The book, Iron Heart, is dedicated to the staff of PGHC. Many employees and physicians who had cared for Brian or had come to know him and his parents during his two months here came by last Friday to say hello, have their copy of his book signed, and to give blood. The result was not only a successful reunion, but also the largest blood donation amount ever reported for the hospital.
Brian has become noted as an inspirational speaker whose first presentation was at the PGHC Gala the year after his hospital discharge. Iron Heart is available in the PGHC Gift Shop.”
– Prince George’s Hospital Newsletter 12/24/09