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Jane Phillips Medical Center to Celebrate National Donate Life Month with Flag Ceremony

Jane Phillips Medical Center and LifeShare Oklahoma will be holding a Donate Life Flag Ceremony on Monday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at the flagpoles outside the main entrance of the hospital, 3500 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd. in Bartlesville, in celebration of National Donate Life Month. The public is invited to attend.

The ceremony will honor the many organ, eye and tissue donors who have helped save lives at Jane Phillips Medical Center and will feature a testimony of hope from Andrew Allen, kidney donor recipient.

A Donate Life Reception will immediately follow the flag ceremony and will be held in the cafeteria until 2 p.m. The come-and-go cupcake reception will feature a donor drive to register organ, eye and tissue donors.

 “An organ donor can save up to eight lives, and the gift of eye and tissue donation can help up to 75 people," said Mike Moore, Jane Phillips Medical Center president and chief operating officer. "So, there are many lives that can be impacted through the legacy that a donor gives."

To learn more about registering to become an organ donor, visit www.lifeshareoklahoma.org.

Every April National Donate Life Month is celebrated and focuses national attention on every individual’s power to make life possible by registering their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

To help illustrate the message of donation, Donate Life America creates unique artwork for each National Donate Life Month. The 2019 National Donate Life Month (NDLM) art was inspired by bicycles and the phrase, “Life is a beautiful ride.”

Bicycles serve as a symbol of progress, renewal and the moving circle of life. We each carry the potential to help make LIFE a beautiful ride for ourselves, and then for others by registering as a donor, considering living donation, being a caregiver and championing the Donate Life cause. The NDLM bicycle theme and art will be incorporated into celebrations and events across the country during April.

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