University of Louisville Hospital Opens Garden in Memory of Organ Donors


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David McArthur
Community and Media Relations Manager
Phone: 502-562-3575
Cell Phone: 502-648-3411


WHAT:                   In recognition of Donate Life Month, University of Louisville Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) will dedicate a new memorial garden at the hospital to recognize those who have given the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Funds for the garden were raised through the Legacy of Life 5K Run/Walk events. Additional phases of the project are planned and will be added as funding is available. A new KODA flag will also be raised in from of University of Louisville Hospital.
WHERE:                University of Louisville Hospital
Main Entrance Flagpole
530 South Jackson Street
WHEN:                   Friday, April 19
                                1:30 p.m.
·        Donna and Mikayla Edwards, family of organ donor Michael Edwards, will raise the new KODA flag in front of University of Louisville Hospital, one of the state’s largest organ donation facilities
·        Dr. Glen Franklin, University of Louisville Hospital trauma surgeon
·        Paul O’Flynn, CEO, KODA
·        University of Louisville Hospital, KODA representatives and donor families participating in a ribbon cutting to officially open the first phase of the Organ, Eye and Tissue Memorial Gardens
·        Interviews with families of organ donors
Donations to the Legacy of Life Memorial Garden at University of Louisville Hospital can be made by calling 1-800-525-3456.



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