Donate Life Flag Raising Events Honor Erlanger’s 50 Organ Donors In 2023

  • Monday, April 22, 2024

Erlanger, Tennessee Donor Services, and LifeShare Carolinas raised the “Donate Life” flag at Erlanger Western Carolina, Bledsoe, East, North, and Baroness Hospitals and Sequatchie Valley Emergency Department to recognize and honor the 50 patients who gave the ultimate gift of life as organ donors in 2023. Thanks to the organ donations of these individuals, 156 lives were saved last year.

Each April, Erlanger joins thousands of hospitals and organizations across the nation, flying the flag in recognition of National Donor Awareness Month and in honor of the many lives touched by organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Currently, Erlanger ranks in the top 10% among all donor hospitals in the U.S. More than 100,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, and another person is added to that list every nine minutes. Sadly, 17 people die each day waiting for a transplant.

For more information on organ and tissue donation and how to become a donor, visit donatelife.net.

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