St. Francis Medical Center hosts "Wall of Heroes" for National Donate Life Month

The News Star 
St. Francis Medical Center has been operating in Monroe for more than a century.(Photo: MARGARET CROFT/THE NEWS-STAR)

The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) and St. Francis Medical Center are hosting a “Wall of Heroes” recognition on Monday, April 4th, at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the downtown hospital campus, across from the Intensive Care Unit waiting area. The “Wall of Heroes” includes pictures and stories of organ and tissue donors from St. Francis Medical Center. Donor family members, hospital, and LOPA staff will be present for the program to honor those heroes who gave the ultimate gift of life.

After the program, we will meet outside of the downtown St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Department to pause for a moment of silence and raise the Donate Life flag in honor of those who gave the gift of life. Local, state, and national events like St. Francis Medical Center’s “Wall of Heroes” and flag raising ceremony help to draw awareness for donation and encourage people to become registered donors. Hospitals throughout the state of Louisiana are celebrating National Donate Life Month and will begin a 30-day initiative to raise awareness about the critical need for individuals to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors by participating in flag raising ceremonies, donor drives, and educational outreach programs. Continue Reading
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