“Circle Of Life” Through Organ Donation Is Focus At Annual Flag Raising Ceremony

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Friends and family gather around Erlanger’s flag pole to raise the “Donate Life” flag in honor of all the organ donors in 2016
Representatives of Erlanger Health System and Tennessee Donors Services along with special guests Monica and Terry Meece, Jerri Gunn and Kinah Sanders raised the “Donate Life” flag on Tuesday in honor of the 59 organ donors at Erlanger in 2016.

Once on the transplant list, a patient can wait years for a match to be found. Terry Meece found his match in his wife, Monica, in 2016. By participating in live kidney donation, Terry began the transplant process and received a new kidney the very same year he was placed on dialysis.

Rocky Trammell was 20 years old when he was in a terrible car accident on June 28, 2014. On July 3, 2014 he gave the ultimate gift of life to several people through organ donation. One of those individuals, Kinah Sander, was the recipient of one of Rocky’s kidneys. Rocky’s mother, Jerri Gunn, and Kinah met in October 2014 and have remained friends ever since. Continue reading
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