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Donate Life Month

Donate Life! Raising awareness and honoring those touched by organ, tissue and eye donation.

April is Donate Life Month, a time to raise awareness about organ, tissue and eye donation and to honor those who have been affected by this issue in their lives.

Currently, in Iowa alone, there are 605 people on waiting lists for donations and more than 117,180 waiting nationwide.

To become a donor...

Iowa Donor Network
Iowa Lion's Eye Bank
National Kidney Foundation
United Network for Organ Sharing

In honor of Donate Life month, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is planning several activities. Come join us in support of eye, tissue and organ donation and transplantation:

Flag Raising
Monday, April 1
10 a.m. – Mercy West Lakes (by the flagpoles on the north side of the building)
Noon – Mercy Central Campus (by the flagpoles, just outside of the main entrance)

Please join us around the flag pole later this morning at either location to listen to those touched by organ, tissue and eye donation speak.

Ecumenical Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving
Monday, April 8, Noon-2 p.m.
Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines
East Tower Auditorium

Please join us today in the East Tower Auditorium for an Ecumenical Service honoring those donors and recipients touched by donation. The service begins at Noon; light refreshments to follow from 1-2 p.m.

The service will be led by Larry Conrad, Pastoral Care, and Mercy’s own Tanya Randolph and Jean Palmer will be sharing their experience with their own donor and recipient relationship. Click here to learn more about their incredible story.

Donate Life Celebration and Bake Sale
Friday, April 19, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Outside of the Marketplace & Grille
Mercy’s Central Campus

Stop by the tables set up outside the Marketplace & Grille to bid on prize baskets and purchase baked goods! All proceeds go toward supporting organ, tissue and eye donation efforts here at Mercy.


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