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Apr 4, 2013 1:36 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Acadiana Kicks Off National Donate Life Month

Lafayette General Medical Center, LOPA and Southern Eye Bank are partnering to celebrate Acadiana's heroes and raise awareness for organ, tissue and cornea donation.

An award ceremony was followed by a flag raising in front of the hospital to commemorate the many heroes throughout Acadiana. The family of organ donor, Ryan Viator, shared their experience with saying yes to donation and assisted in the flag raising. The flag will fly the entire month of April in an effort to raise awareness about the crucial need for
organs, tissues and corneas for transplant.

Donate Life Louisiana (DLL) is a state-wide alliance of organizations, committed to increasing the number of registered organ, tissue and eye donors through educational programs and awareness campaigns.

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