Haemmerle, an orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic’s branch in Menomonie, Wis., since 1978, donated a kidney to a stranger from rural Minnesota in February 2010. As a result, Haemmerle has been invited to ride Donate Life America’s float during the 123rd Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 2.
Donate Life America is a not-for-profit alliance of national and state organizations across the United States committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation. Each year, the group designs a float with a new theme to be displayed in the parade, and the theme of this year’s float is “One More Day.”
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