(Victor Valley)– Victor Valley Global Medical Center, in collaboration with Donate Life California, the organ and tissue donor registry in the state, and OneLegacy, the organ and tissue recovery organization serving the seven-county, greater Los Angeles area, will celebrate National Donate Life Month — observed during April — with a flag raising ceremony.
The “Flags Across America” campaign is part of a national effort to bolster organ and tissue donor registries in April. By flying a 3’-by-5’ Donate Life flag, Victor Valley Global Medical Center will honoring all of their past organ, eye and tissue donors who have saved or enhanced countless lives with their generous gifts. Victor Valley Global Medical Center will also motivate its community to consider the benefits of organ donation and to sign up to be donors at the DMV or online at www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org or its Spanish-language counterpart, www.doneVIDAcalifornia.org
At present, more than 21,000 California residents are waiting to receive life-saving hearts, livers, lungs, kidneys and other organs. However, there are not enough donors to meet the growing need in the state; the need is even more dire across the country. Currently over 121,000 people are on the national waiting list, while 18 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant.
Who: Among those attendance will be:
Gloria Garcia, Councilmember, City of Victorville
Art Bishop, Mayor, Town of Apple Valley
Barbara Stanton, Councilmember, Town of Apple Valley
Scott Nassif, Councilmember, Town of Apple Valley
Lori Burns, VVGMC Administrator
Daniel Duran, OneLegacy Donation Development Coordinator
When: Monday, March 31st at 10:00am to 11:00am
Where: Victor Valley Global Medical Center
15248 Eleventh Street
Victorville, CA 92395
Hospital Main Entrance