Glenwood Regional Medical Center to Dedicate “Wall of Heroes”
West Monroe, LA—April 6, 2016, The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) and Glenwood Regional Medical Center are dedicating the “Wall of Heroes” to honor organ, tissue, and eye donors from Glenwood. The dedication will take place on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor near the Intensive Care Unit. Following the dedication, Glenwood will raise the Donate Life Flag and have a moment of silence to honor those who gave the “Gift of Life” through donation. Everyone is invited to join donor family members, hospital staff, and LOPA officials at the 10am ceremony.
Local, state, and national events like Glenwood Regional Medical Center’s Wall of Heroes dedication encourage people to become registered donors. Hospitals throughout the state of Louisiana are celebrating National Donate Life Month and will begin a 30-day initiative to raise awareness about the critical need for individuals to register as organ, tissue, and eye donors by participating in flag raising ceremonies, donor drives, and educational outreach programs.
There are over 122,000 people on the national transplant waiting list and about 2,000 of those people are from the state of Louisiana. A single donor has the potential to save up to 9 lives, restore sight to 2 people through cornea donation, and enhance the lives of 50 or more people through tissue donation. To learn more about donation you can visit LOPA’s website at www.lopa.org or call 1-800-521-GIVE.
LOPA is the only federally-designated organ procurement agency for the state of Louisiana. The agency plays a vital role in educating the medical community and the general public about organ and tissue donation matters, working with families through the donation process, recovering donated organs and tissues and placing the organ and tissues for transplant.
For information about this event please reference the contact below.
Ashley Davis- LOPA Professional Educator
1-800-521-GIVE, ext. 373