(Manitowoc, Wis., April, 4, 2022) –In observance of National Donate Life Month, Holy Family Memorial (HFM) held a flag-raising ceremony at the HFM Medical Center on April 4 to commemorate those who have received or continue to wait for lifesaving transplants, as well as the families of individuals who chose to be donors.
The time of the flag-raising is significant and purposeful. The Donate Life Flag was raised at 1:08 p.m. to recognize the fact that one donor can save eight lives, and then followed by a one-minute and 6 second moment of silence in honor of the more than 106,000 patients currently waiting for a life-saving transplant in the U.S. In addition, the flag-raising ceremony was in honor of the hundreds of Wisconsin donors and donor families that have so selflessly given the gift of life and healing through organ, tissue, and eye donation.
HFM works in collaboration with Versiti Organ and Tissue to provide a second chance at life for individuals in need of an organ for transplant. To learn more about becoming an organ donor, visit froedtert.com/transplant/live-donor.
About Holy Family Memorial
Holy Family Memorial, in affiliation with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, is the recognized leader and largest provider of comprehensive health care services in Manitowoc County. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Holy Family Memorial, rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, is committed to providing high quality medical care and dedicated to helping individuals in the communities Holy Family Memorial serves achieve healthier lives. The Froedtert & MCW health network operates eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee. It also includes eight hospital locations, nearly 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics.