Flag flies to celebrate donors

Have you ever noticed the Donate Life flag flying above the entrance to UF Health Shands Hospital? It is flown each time there is an organ donor at the hospital, paying respects to donors and their family members, as they made the choice to give the gift of life.

Flags Across America began in 2009 as a Donate Life America initiative to honor the thousands of organ and tissue donors, as well as recipients whose lives have been affected by donation. Every donor hospital and transplant center is encouraged to fly the Donate Life flag during National Donate Life Month (April), creating a visible and unified statement about the importance of donation.