Donate Life Month Flag Raising

Donate Life Month Flag Raising

In 2018, more than 36,500 transplants brought renewed life to patients and their families and communities (from more than 10,700 deceased and 6,800 living donors). Join us in a celebration of their donation.

Date and time:

  • Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Beginning at 10 a.m.

Location:

  • Holy Family Memorial Medical Center
  • 2300 Western Ave.
  • Manitowoc, WI 54220
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Where our support is needed:

80% of patients on the waiting list are waiting for a kidney. The average waiting time for a kidney from a deceased donor is 3 to 5 years. A kidney from a living donor offers patients an alternative to years of dialysis and time on the national transplant waiting list (the living donor’s remaining kidney will enlarge, doing the work of two healthy kidneys).

12% of patients waiting are in need of a liver. Living donation of part of the liver can help these patients (the remaining portion of the donor liver will regenerate and regain full function).

Nearly one-third of all deceased donors are age 50 or older; more than 7% are age 65 or older.

Your registration to donate tissues and organs will give immediate hope to the thousands of people waiting and your end of life donation will mean a renewed chance at survival. A single tissue donor can help more than 75 people.

Schedule:

  • Opening
  • Prayer-Sister Kay Klackner, Director of Mission and Pastoral Care
  • Flag Raising
  • Moment of Honor
  • Donor Family Speaker-Joni Johnson
  • Closing-Brett Norell, President and CEO
  • Reception

Please join us after the ceremony for a light snack and more information on how you can become a donor.