Halifax Health and health organizations nationwide participate in Flags Across America
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (April 2, 2021) –
On Thursday, April 1, Halifax Health participated in Flags Across America to help raise Organ and Tissue Donation awareness for Donate Life month in April. Those that participated and spoke about the importance of organ and tissue donation included members from the Halifax Health– Center for Transplant Services affiliated with UF Health, Our Legacy, Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, other Halifax Health Team Members, and a donor recipient and family member of a donor.
At the end of the event, the Donate Life flag was raised outside of the France Tower at Halifax Health Medical Center to fly during the month of April to help increase awareness to organ and tissue donation. Green and blue gels were inserted around the fountains near the Betty Jane France Statue to commemorate the month as well.
In 2020, Halifax Health had 39 donors, an increase from 19 in 2019, and 112 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, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Center for Transplant Services, 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