April 21, 2022
Contact:Nathan AamodtSanford Health Media Relations(701) 200-6080/[email protected]
FARGO, N.D. – April is National Donate Life Month and to commemorate each organ donors and recipients, Sanford Health is celebrating with a flag raising ceremony on Friday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the flagpole situated at Sanford Medical Center Fargo, 5225 twenty third Ave. S.
Robert Paulsen, father of Jupiter Paulsen, will probably be surrounded by household, mates and Sanford Health workers when he raises the flag to rejoice National Donate Life Month. Robert’s daughter, Jupiter, handed away in June 2021 after she was murdered in a random assault. With the reward of life, Jupiter was capable of assist 4 individuals in want of organs or tissues. Jupiter had simply graduated from eighth grade and loved artwork, poetry and nature.
MEDIA RSVP: Please name Sanford media relations at (701) 200-6080 or e-mail [email protected] if you’re fascinated by attending the ceremony.
Important statistics from Donate Life America
More than 100,000 persons are ready for lifesaving organ transplants.
Every 9 minutes one other individual is added to the nationwide transplant ready record, whereas 17 individuals die every day ready for an organ transplant.
In 2021, practically 20,400 donors introduced new life to recipients and their households.
880,000 transplants have taken place since 1988.
Becoming a Donor
Almost everybody can donate organs and tissues – there isn’t any age restrict on the donation of some organs and tissues. While your age and medical historical past will probably be thought of, you shouldn’t assume you’re too younger, too outdated or not wholesome sufficient to turn into a donor.
Saying “Yes” to donation won’t have an effect on your medical care.
You are by no means too outdated or too unwell to register as a donor.
There isn’t any price to the donor or their household for donation.
All main U.S. religions assist organ donation.
About Sanford HealthSanford Health, the most important rural well being system within the United States, is devoted to reworking the well being care expertise and offering entry to world-class well being care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the group serves a couple of million sufferers and 220,000 well being plan members throughout 250,000 sq. miles. The built-in well being system has 47 medical facilities, 2,800 Sanford physicians and superior apply suppliers, 170 medical investigators and analysis scientists, greater than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care places and world clinics in 8 international locations across the globe. Learn extra about Sanford Health’s dedication to shaping the way forward for rural well being care throughout the lifespan at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.