Beloit Health System to Participate in Inaugural Statewide Flag Raising Ceremony and Moment of Silence
Honoring Organ, Tissue and Eye Donors and Families
Monday April 2, 10:08 a.m.
Beloit Health System is among the more than 85 Donate Life Wisconsin member and partner hospital organizations that will simultaneously host a statewide Donate Life Flag raising ceremony and moment of silence to promote the mission of organ, tissue and eye donation, and honor donors and their families.
Donate Life Wisconsin created the inaugural Pause to Give Life event as a new, statewide observance to take place annually on the first Monday morning of April to mark the start of National Donate Life Month.
Monday, April 2 at 10:08 a.m. to highlight the fact that one donor can save eight lives followed by a moment of silence for 1 minute and 14 seconds to recognize the more than 114,000 patients waiting for a life-saving transplant. Of those patients, more than 2,000 are right here in Wisconsin.
Beloit Memorial Hospital – Front Lawn
About the Donate Life Flag:
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 12 years, 50,000 Donate Life Flags have flown across America.
About Donate Life Wisconsin:
Donate Life Wisconsin (DLW) is a nonprofit alliance of organizations and caring individuals dedicated to increasing donated organs, eyes and tissues to save and heal lives. Through education and advocacy, DLW inspires people to register as donors and works together to create a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility.
Wisconsin Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation Facts:
- Anyone age 15 and half or older can register as a donor regardless of health, gender or ethnic or racial background.
- Nearly 3 million, or almost 60 percent of those eligible, have said yes and registered as donors.
- More than 800 organs were transplanted and more than 700 people received an organ transplant in 2017.
- There were more than 160 living kidney and liver donors, nearly 250 deceased organ donors, nearly 1,000 tissue donors and nearly 1,200 eye donors in 2017.