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Flag-raising event honors selflessness of organ donation

Apr. 20, 2023—Organ donors and their families were saluted recently at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's annual Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony.

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Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony set for April 14

Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt's Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony, part of a national effort to raise awareness about the need for organ and tissue donors is scheduled for noon on Friday, April 14 by the flagpole on the VUMC Plaza.

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Transplant docuseries lauded by Donate Life Hollywood

Sep. 8, 2022—“Last Chance Transplant,” the docuseries filmed at Vanderbilt in conjunction with 44 Blue Productions and Rock’n Robins Productions, received the 2022 Inspire Award on Thursday, Aug. 25, from Donate Life Hollywood.

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Donate Life T-shirts available at VUH Gift Shop

Mar. 16, 2022—Donate Life T-shirts are available at The VUH Gift Shop, which is located on the second floor of Medical Center East, just over the sky bridge and across from the MCE Pharmacy. The shirts, which are limited in supply, are $15.99 and can be worn in support of April as Donate Life Month. In addition,...

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital holds celebration to honor organ and tissue donors

May. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) recently recognized the generosity of organ and tissue donors through a limited-attendance flag raising ceremony.

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Flag-raising ceremony honors gift of organ donation

Apr. 25, 2019—Eighty individuals donated the gift of their organs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center last year, more than any other hospital in the nation, and they and their families were saluted on April 16 at the 10th annual Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony.

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Event honors impact of organ, eye and tissue donation

Apr. 12, 2018—Every 10 minutes someone is added to the national organ transplant wait list.

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Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony set for April 5

Mar. 29, 2018—Kendra Woody sometimes receives text messages with photos of driver’s licenses with miniature red hearts.

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Event honors all who are involved in organ donation

Apr. 13, 2017—The white nylon flag unfurled every year during the annual Donate Life Flag-raising Ceremony at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) extols a significant message.

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Organ donation awareness event set for April 6

Mar. 30, 2017—On Dec. 11, 2015, Jamie Heard woke up earlier than usual. She said she went through her normal routine, which included morning prayers.

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VUMC lauded for organ donation awareness efforts

Jul. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded Platinum status by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as a leader in organ, eye and tissue donation awareness.

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Event celebrates lives touched by organ donation

Apr. 14, 2016—As Carol Topley sat beside her husband’s bed in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, she knew the end was imminent. She wanted to make sure Joe’s wishes were honored and reminded his nurse that he was an organ donor.

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