FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelle Aliprantis, MBA
Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications
Donate Life Month Flag-Raising Ceremony
Held at Lower Bucks Hospital
Bristol, PA (April 29, 2021)— In honor of National Donate Life Month in April, Lower Bucks Hospital recently held a flag-raising ceremony as part of the gift of life organ donor awareness initiative. The April 29 gathering honored past, present, and future organ, eye, and tissue donors, as well as donors in spirit.
“The flag-raising is an opportunity to publicly recognize the generosity of families who have offered this gift to others while experiencing a profound personal loss,” said Lea Rodriguez, chief nursing officer of Lower Bucks Hospital. “Whenever a family chooses donation, we raise this flag to honor those who have given one of the greatest gifts there is: the gift of life.”
At the conclusion of the ceremony, a special blue and green flag was raised outside the Hospital to serve as a constant reminder of the precious gift of life – and the importance of choosing organ and tissue donation.
According to the PA donate life website, more than 118,000 people in the United States are waiting for a transplant, and hundreds of thousands more wait for life-enhancing tissue transplants. In Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 7,000 people on the waiting list.
To register as an organ donor, sign up on the Pennsylvania Donor Registry website at donatelifepa.org.
About Lower Bucks Hospital: Lower Bucks Hospital is a community hospital, serving the Lower Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Lower Bucks Hospital is a 150-bed acute care teaching hospital that oﬀers both clinical expertise and quality care to all patients. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the Hospital is well-known for its knowledgeable medical staff, including cardiology, orthopedics, wound care, physical therapy, radiology, and general surgery. The hospital has more than 200 physicians on staff, as well as another 700 employees.
As a member of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Lower Bucks Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 46 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County, and Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol.