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April is National Donate Month: Fort Hamilton Hospital to hold ceremony to promote organ & tissue donations

April 09, 2015

Fort Hamilton Hospital will hold a flag-raising ceremony to promote organ, eye and tissue donations on Monday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the hospital lobby. Fort Hamilton is located at 630 Eaton Avenue in Hamilton.

The ceremony will celebrate organ, eye and tissue donations as the gift of life. A member of a donor family will talk about how his loved one’s gift saved lives.

The ceremony will then move outside where the Donate Life flag will be raised.

LifeCenter serves more than two million people and works with 33 hospitals to facilitate organ and tissue donation, and is the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) serving 16 counties throughout the Tri-State area. In Ohio, more than 3,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant, and hundreds more await tissue transplants. In 2012, LifeCenter was directly responsible for 144 organs being transplanted along with tissue donations from 379 donors.