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3/26/2018

Join DCMC as We Kick Off Donate Life Month


Door County Medical Center to Participate in Statewide Flag Raising Ceremony and Moment of Silence Honoring Organ, Tissue and Eye Donors and Families
Monday April 2, 10:00 a.m.
 
Sturgeon Bay, WI - Door County Medical Center is among the more than 85 Donate Life Wisconsin member and partner hospital organizations that will simultaneously host a statewide Donate Life Flag raising ceremony and moment of silence to promote the mission of organ, tissue and eye donation, and honor donors and their families. 
 
Donate Life Wisconsin created the Pause to Give Life event as a statewide observance to take place annually on the first Monday morning of April to mark the start of National Donate Life Month. 
 
When: 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018
 
Join us at 10 a.m. by the Hospital Main Entrance flagpole for a brief introduction from Christa Krause, Chief Nursing Officer and a prayer by John Viste, DCMC Chaplain, followed by the flag raising at 10:08. Gerald Worrick, DCMC President/CEO will offer closing remarks and cookies will be offered next to the Gift Shop afterwards.  You will also have an opportunity to learn more and register as an organ donor.
 
The flag will be raised at 10:08 a.m. to highlight the fact that one donor can save eight lives followed by a moment of silence for 1 minute and 14 seconds to recognize the more than 114,000 patients waiting for a life-saving transplant. Of those patients, more than 2,000 are right here in Wisconsin.
 
Where:
Door County Medical Center -  Main Entrance
323 S 18th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
 
About the Donate Life Flag:
The Donate Life flag was first introduced in 2006. Since then it has become a national symbol of unity, remembrance and hope, while honoring those touched by donation and transplantation. During the past 12 years, 50,000 Donate Life Flags have flown across America.
 
Wisconsin Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation Facts:
  • Anyone age 15 and half or older can register as a donor regardless of health, gender or ethnic or racial background.
  • Nearly 3 million, or almost 60 percent of those eligible, have said yes and registered as donors.
  • More than 800 organs were transplanted and more than 700 people received an organ transplant in 2017.
  • There were more than 160 living kidney and liver donors, nearly 250 deceased organ donors, nearly 1,000 tissue donors and nearly 1,200 eye donors in 2017.
 
Save and heal lives. Register as an organ, tissue and eye donor at DonateLifeWisconsin.org or at a Wisconsin DMV Service Center.
 
Media Contacts:
Door County Medical Center, Erin Shortall, erin.shortall@dcmedical.org
Donate Life Wisconsin, Pam Kassner, pam@superpear.com, 414-510-1838
 
 

Media Contacts


Kevin Grohskopf
Chief Business Development Officer
Kevin.Grohskopf@dcmedical.org
(920) 746-3712

Erin Shortall
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Erin.Shortall@dcmedical.org
(920) 746-3547
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