Fleming County Hospital Celebrates National Donate Life Month
April 25, 2023
Fleming County Hospital employees and member of the community joined hospitals across the state in celebrating National Donate Life month.
Judge Executive John Sims, Jr. signed a proclamation designating April 21, 2023, to be “Donate Life Kentucky Day” in Flemingsburg and extended appreciation to Fleming County Hospital for honoring those who register to be the donors of tomorrow, for remembering those who have been the Donor Heroes of yesterday and for celebrating the thousands of lives touched by the ultimate Gift of Life.
Following the signing of the proclamation, hospital employees and members of the community took part in a Donate Life flag raising ceremony. The Donate Life flag was first introduced in 2006. Since then, it has become a national symbol of unity, remembrance, and hope, while honoring those touched by donation and transplantation. During the past 17 years, 50,000 Donate Life Flags have flown across America.
More than 100,000 men, women and children in the United States currently need life-saving organ transplants; thousands of additional patients are in need of cornea and tissue transplants to restore vision and mobility. Every 10 minutes a new name is added to the list of those in need and 22 people die each day due to an organ not being available for transplant. Organ, eye, and tissue donors leave an unforgettable mark on the lives of countless Americans, and their selfless acts inspire hope at moments of profound need.
Fleming County Circuit Clerk, Amy Saunders was in attendance to register attendees to be organ donors. Fleming County Hospital as a Donate Life KY Partner seeks to actively encourage members of our community to learn more about organ, eye and tissue donation and sign up to save lives on the Kentucky state donor registry: DonateLifeKY.org or national registry: RegisterMe.org and to celebrate their potentially lifesaving decision with family and friends.