Families affected by organ transplants will raise the
Donate Life flag at 10 a.m. Monday, April 3, at D.L. Ligon Coliseum to mark the
beginning of National Donate Life Month. Representatives of the Southwest
Transplant Alliance and MSUís Wilson School of Nursing also will be on hand.
Approximately four years ago, MSU became involved with
the flag ceremony through the annual Community Health Fair organized by students
in the Robert D. and Carol Gunn School of Health Sciences and Human Services.
At the fair, which was held in March, attendees can register to be tissue and
Tina Henry, who received a liver transplant in 1996,
will be joined by Bobby and Vicky Blair, whose son Shon saved seven lives
through the gift of organ donation in 2014.
Donate Life America and its partner organizations such
as the Southwest Transplant Alliance host a series of local, regional, and
national activities for the entire month of April to encourage Americans to
register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have
saved lives through the gift of donation.
for more information on organ donation.