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Media Advisory: The Johns Hopkins Hospital to Salute Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors - 04/07/2014

Media Advisory: The Johns Hopkins Hospital to Salute Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors

Johns Hopkins community to raise Donate Life flag as part of Flags Across Maryland campaign
Release Date: April 7, 2014
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Throughout the month of April, in celebration of National Donate Life Month, The Johns Hopkins Hospital will fly the Donate Life flag. The Flags Across Maryland campaign is designed to bring greater awareness to the plight of the nearly 3,000 people in Maryland on the waiting list for organ transplants. Donate Life flags will fly at venues across the state as part of a program sponsored by The Living Legacy Foundation, Maryland’s organ procurement organization, and Donate Life Maryland, which promotes the registration of organ donors.

What: Brief flag-raising ceremony, featuring remarks by Ronald R. Peterson, president, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. Organ recipients and organ donor families will be in attendance and will be available to share their stories.

Where: The Johns Hopkins Hospital flagpole outside Sheikh Zayed Tower
1800 Orleans St., Baltimore, MD 21287

When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 11:45 a.m.
 
For more information, about organ, eye and tissue donation and to register as a donor, visit www.donatelifemaryland.org or www.thellf.org

For the Media

Contacts:

Lauren Nelson
443-299-9391
lnelso35@jhmi.edu

Helen Jones
410-502-9422
hjones49@jhmi.edu


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