CCHC raises flag to raise awareness about organ donation


 April is National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month. To help raise awareness about organ donation, Cloud County Health Center sponsored a Flag Raising Ceremony April 11 in front of the hospital.
Donor families, transplant recipients and hospital staff gathered around the flagpole to honor and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of donors and recipients whose lives have been affected by organ donation. Assisting CEO Don Bates in raising the Donate Life flag were Gerald Campbell and Rose Koerber.
 There is an ongoing and ever present need for donation. Today more than  120,000 men, women and children  in the nation are awaiting organ transplantation. Eighteen people will die today because there are not enough organs for transplant. Today there are 575 people in Kansas who need an organ transplant to survive. Today one person could enhance the lives of more than 50 people through tissue donation. Today one organ donor could save up to eight other lives.
 CCHC urges everyone to consider the thousands of lives that organ and tissue donors have saved and to consider committing to become a donor.
 In Kansas 49 percent of the adult population are registered donors. In Cloud County, 25 percent of the residents have signed up as registered donors.
 CCHC will fly the Donate Life flag throughout the month of April to encourage more people to register.
 To learn more about becoming a donor, visit the Midwest Transplant Network's website at or or pick up information from CCHC. You may save somebody's life some day. You may give as many as 50 people a chance to stop waiting and start living again. What greater legacy can any of us leave behind?


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