Blake Medical Center April 04, 2016

On Thursday, April 7th, 2016, Blake Medical Center will host a flag raising ceremony in honor of National Donate Life Day at 11:00am in front of the main hospital entrance. Today, more than 5,200 patients in Florida await life-saving organ transplants. Many of these individuals get a second chance at life due to the generosity of those who designate themselves as organ, tissue and eye donors on Florida's organ and tissue donor Registry.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend our Flag Raising Ceremony. You will hear stories from living donors and recipients in an effort to bring attention to the need for and impact of donation and transplantation. Please join us after the ceremony in our cafeteria for more information on how you can help.

Register now to be an organ tissue donor at http://www.donatelifeflorida.org/ or visit your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles. This simple yet important decision can make such a difference for those in need, and can be a moment that lasts a lifetime.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Melissa Morgan at 941-798-6056 or Melissa.Morgan@HCAhealthcare.com.