Flag-Raising Ceremony to Celebrate Gift of Organ and Tissue Donation

Bagpipes, planting of rose bush to commemorate National Donate Life Month

April 25, 2008

Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, our region’s organ procurement organization and an affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center, will hold its second annual National Donate Life Month flag-raising ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 28, at the main entrance of Strong Memorial Hospital.

A Donate Life flag will be raised in Strong Memorial Hospital’s main loop while names of organ and tissue donors from the past year will be read. It will be followed by the planting of the Gift of Life rose bush at the hospital entrance in memory of organ and tissue donors and their families, as well as recipients who have been impacted by this gift of life. A bagpiper will provide music.

The event is free and open to the public. In attendance will be staff members from Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network and the Rochester Eye and Tissue Bank; health care professionals from Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center, including members of the hospital's transplant teams; and organ recipients and donor family members.

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Karin Christensen
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