Kennestone celebrates organ donors

Organ, tissue and eye donors earlier this month were honored and celebrated at the fifth annual WellStar Kennestone Hospital flag-raising ceremony with partners Life Link Georgia and the Georgia Eye Bank.

The service was part of a national effort by Donate Life America to honor those who have given the gift of new and improved life to thousands of people in need of organs and tissue. Donor families were invited to attend this ceremony to honor their loved ones and tell their stories.

“Hosting the flag-raising that honors and celebrates those donors, who give the gift of life, is very important to us,” said Laura Garlow, trauma program manager at WellStar Kennestone Hospital and co-chair of the Hospital Donation Advisory Committee. “These flag-raisings help the family of the donors heal by sharing their stories. It also helps us recognize our team members for their role in sharing the gift of life, hope and love.”

Farrah Arnold helped raise the Donate Life flag in honor of her husband, who died in 2011 and whose organs helped save the lives of many others. Continue reading

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