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Jefferson Hospital Holds Flag Raising Ceremony for National Donate Life Month

Monday, April 1, 2019

JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. – Jefferson Hospital will recognize National Donate Life Month by hosting its annual flag raising ceremony on Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m. The event will feature the powerful story of transplant recipient, Melanie Lingenfelter, as well as remarks from the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and hospital leadership.

WHO:

  • Louise Urban, President & Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson Hospital
  • Joe Weber, Chief Financial Officer of CORE
  • Melanie Lingenfelter, liver recipient

WHAT:
A flag-raising ceremony to honor those who gave the gift of life and call attention to the significant need for more people to register as organ donors.

WHEN:
Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m. - media should plan to arrive at the hospital entrance by 12:45 p.m.

WHERE:
565 Coal Valley Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

WHY:
More than 115,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants with a new person added to the national list every ten minutes. National Donate Life Month, celebrated every April, encourages more Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and recognizes those who have saved lives through donation.

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