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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sign up to become an organ donor during Donate Life Month

KPLC | Jillian Corder

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A special flag has been raised at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital to honor National Donate Life Month.

The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA), Southern Eye Bank (SEB), and Lake Charles Memorial are raising awareness and encouraging people to become organ donors.

SEB named Lake Charles Memorial "Hospital of the Year." In 2015, Memorial had 35 cornea donors give 33 people the gift of sight. Another 23 donations were made for research.

The Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office and the people of the parish received the Vision Champion Award. The coroner’s office facilitated 107 individuals' cornea donations, which allowed 134 people to see. Continue reading

KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana _________________________________________________________
You have the power to SAVE Lives
We are asking you to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today.
In California:
Donate LIFE California | Done VIDA California
Nationwide:
Organ Donor | Donate Life America
...and have a conversation with your family.

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