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Flag-raising ceremony signals the start of Donate Life Month

More than 123,000 adults and children in the United States are waiting for life-saving organ transplants, according to Donate Life America. For Donate Life Month in April, University of Toledo Health is partnering with Life Connection of Ohio and Community Tissue Services to spread awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation.LCO Logo 3C

UT Health will kick off Donate Life Month with a flag-raising ceremony 10 a.m. Monday, April 4 outside the main entrance of Mulford Library on the UT Health Science Campus. Representatives from Life Connection of Ohio whose lives have been touched by organ, eye and tissue donation will give brief remarks at the event.

The Green Chair will be at the flag-raising ceremony and on the Health Science Campus in April to help raise organ donation awareness. When it’s empty, the chair represents the overwhelming sadness from the loss of someone who was waiting for an organ transplant that didn’t come in time. But when someone is sitting in the chair, it showcases a transplant recipient’s second chance at life. The tagline of the Green Chair Campaign is “Don’t let another chair go empty” because encouraging more people to register as donors means there will be fewer empty chairs.

To learn more about organ, eye and tissue donation, call 800.262.5443 or visit

Media Coverage
NBC 24 (April 4, 2016)
WTOL 11 (April 5, 2016)
The Blade (April 5, 2016)


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