Chattanoogan | Claire Henley Miller
In 2015, 28 Erlanger patients gave the gift of life to 101 people in need of organ transplants.
To kick off Donor Awareness Month, Erlanger Health System on Friday morning joined thousands of hospitals and organizations across the nation by raising the “Donate Life” flag to honor these 28 organ donors.
Before the flag raising, many organ recipients, family members of donors, and hospital staff gathered in the medical mall to hear Lisa Bean speak on behalf of her son who died unexpectedly in September, and who saved five lives because he donated his organs.
On Sept. 19, 28-year-old Cameron Bean went on a training run on Moccasin Bend Road after getting off work at Fast Break Athletics. On his run, a car struck the national-class athlete and aspiring triathlete from behind.
The car never put on the brakes to call 911, Ms. Bean said, but continued on to work at Moccasin Bend Hospital. Continue reading
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