Noble Hospital Launches Campaign to Promote Organ Donation

WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital will raise the Donate Life flag in front of the Hospital at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, and it will continue to fly throughout the month of April. There will be several other Donate Life ceremonies around Westfield that day and a short reception at City Hall in memory of Chris Daley, a longtime Donate Life volunteer and kidney recipient who passed away this year.

Currently, more than 123,000 men, women, and children are awaiting organ transplants in the U.S. This April marks the 11th annual National Donate Life Month, a celebration commemorating those who have given the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. For those whose lives have been saved or healed by a transplant, National Donate Life Month provides a chance to share their story to encourage more people to register as donors.

Approximately half of the U.S. adult population is registered as donors. Still, the number of people in need of transplants continues to outpace the number of donor organs. On average, 21 people die each day because the organs they need are not donated in time.

To register as a donor or for more information about how to get involved, visit www.donatelifenewengland.org or stop by the Noble Hospital Café Wednesday, April 15 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. A representative from Donate Life will be on hand to register donors.

For more information, contact the Community Development Office at info@noblehealth.org or (413) 568-2811, ext. 5520.

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