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Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony and Celebration


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April is National Donate Life Month and Summers County ARH Hospital is joining forces with Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) and Donate Life West Virginia to host a special flag raising ceremony and celebration. The public is welcome to be part of this inspirational and informational event to celebrate and recognize the importance of organ and tissue donation.

The flag-raising will honor the Gift of Life and include a prayer, remarks from the hospital's CEO, expressions of thanks from local recipients, and CORE's Sarah Clemente will be speaking to the importance of Donate Life month.

National Donate Life Month is a time to focus national and local attention on every individual’s power to make LIFE possible by registering his or her decision to be a potential organ and tissue donor, and learning more about living donation. https://www.donatelife.net/ndlm/

About Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) -
CORE is one of 58 federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States. CORE works closely with donor families and designated healthcare professionals to deliver the gift of hope by coordinating the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplantation. CORE also facilitates the computerized matching of donated organs, tissues and corneas.

About Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) –
Appalachian Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system currently operating 11 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, McDowell, Middlesboro, West Liberty, Whitesburg and South Williamson in Kentucky and Beckley and Hinton in West Virginia, as well as multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores and retail pharmacies. ARH employs nearly 5,000 people with an annual payroll and benefits of $330 million generated into our local economies. ARH also has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members. ARH is the largest provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia, and is consistently recognized for its medical excellence.