Hospital Raises Flag, Awareness for Organ Donation

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PALM COAST, Fla., April 18, 2016 On April 8, Florida Hospital Flagler hosted a flag raising ceremony in celebration of national Donate Life month.

Florida Hospital Flagler chaplain Edilson Goncalves opened the event with prayer and Florida Hospital Flagler chief operating officer JoAnne King shared a few words.

In our nation, there are approximately 122,000 people on a waiting list for an organ transplant, and of those, more than 1,000 under 10 years old, King said. With these people in mind, it is truly vital that we support this national health observance and help raise awareness about the life-changing impact organ donation can have.

All month long, Florida Hospital Flagler will continue honoring those who have saved lives through organ and tissue donation with a Donate Life table outside the cafe once a week to give others the opportunity to help save lives by signing up for Floridas Organ and Tissue Registry.

To learn more about national Donate Life month, visit:

About Florida Hospital Flagler

Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 899 beds and nearly 5,900 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.

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