Left to Right Kelly Thompson; Chief Nursing Officer or CNO, Heidi Anderson; Chief Executive Officer or CEO, Andrea Perkins-Peppers; Chief Information Officer or CIO, Laci Johnson; Executive Assistant to the CEO. Photos Christi Baron

Left to Right Kelly Thompson; Chief Nursing Officer or CNO, Heidi Anderson; Chief Executive Officer or CEO, Andrea Perkins-Peppers; Chief Information Officer or CIO, Laci Johnson; Executive Assistant to the CEO. Photos Christi Baron

Donate Life Month is celebrated each April #donatelife

  • Thu Apr 8th, 2021 1:50pm
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Did you know that one donor can help restore the health of more than 150 people through tissue donation? An estimate done says that twenty Americans will need some type of tissue transplantation during their life.

Forks Community Hospital partners through eye and tissue donation.

On Thursday, April 1, Forks Community Hospital held a flag-raising ceremony in honor of Tissue Donation.

BLUE & GREEN DAY FRIDAY, APRIL 16

Friday, April 16, marks National Donate Life Month Blue & Green Day, a day when everyone who is touched or inspired by the gift of donation is encouraged to wear blue and green (the colors of Donate Life America) to help share the Donate Life message. We all can play a role in spreading awareness of the importance of registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor by using the hashtag #donatelife.

Donate Life Month is the perfect time to share with friends and family why you decided to register to become a donor, as well as have an open dialogue with those in your life to discuss if they would like to become a donor too. These discussions can help spread awareness and education about the importance of being a donor, as well as answer questions or address concerns.

FCH CEO Heidi Anderson shared, “ Each year in April, hospitals across the United States raise Donate Life flags and fly them all month long as part of the National Donate Life Month, a month-long celebration in April honors the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families and commemorates all transplant recipients and those still waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

Each flag-raising ceremony is unique to the attendees and hospital, but the display of honor and support for organ and tissue donation and transplantation holds true across Washington. Donate Life flags have served as a nationwide display of unity, remembrance and hope while honoring those touched by donation and transplantation since 2006.”

The Donate Life flag honors organ, eye, and tissue donors and their ​families.

You can sign up at RegisterMe.org