On Friday, April 1, Halifax Health participated in Flags Across America, a nationwide flag raising event, to help raise organ and tissue donation awareness for Donate Life Month. Speakers included Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, Halifax Health – Center for Transplant Services affiliated with UF Health Mark Johnson, MD and Shannon Starin, RN, Lion’s Eye Institute Vice President, Jeff Thomas, Kia Blair and Ginny McBride with Our Legacy, a local living donor couple Kim & Thomas Graff, Anne Gauvin a donor recipient and Jen Eden, a family member of a donor.
Mayor Derrick Henry granted Halifax Health with a proclamation declaring April National Donate Life Month in hopes of bringing more awareness to organ donation.
At the end of the event, a Donate Life flag was raised outside of the France Tower at Halifax Health Medical Center. During the month of April, the fountains outside of the France Tower will be lit green and blue in observance.
In 2021, Halifax Health increased the amount of kidney transplants by 40% to 28 transplants and had 66 transplant organs that gave the gift of life.
To find out more about Halifax Health – Center for Transplant Services affiliated with UF Health, please visit halifaxhealth.org/transplant.
To learn more about Our Legacy, please visit ourlegacyfl.org.
To register to be a donor or learn more about Donate Life, please visit donatelife.net.
About Halifax Health
Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org