Takoma Raises 'Donate Life' Flag

Tina Chadian. From left, Takoma Regional Hospital nurses Emily Barnett, Amy Pursley and Donna Boyce help raise the 'Donate Life' flag on campus in recognition of National Donate Life Month.

In recognition of National Donate Life Month, Takoma Regional Hospital has raised a special flag on its campus.

The "Donate Life" flag was raised earlier this month on the hospital's flag pole in honor of organ and tissue donors and their loved ones, as well as donor recipients, hospital officials say.

"Takoma wants to respect and honor the wishes of our community," said Penny Collins, Takoma's director of accreditation and clinical support, in a news release. "We hope the flag will remind our community of the special gifts given that have changed so many lives, as well as motivate others to consider the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation."

Bridgette Fredenberg, community services director for Tennessee Donor Services, noted, "An organ donor can save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of more than 50 individuals through tissue donation. By educating on organ and tissue donation, we have the opportunity to save more lives through transplantation." Continue reading
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