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National Donate Life Month kicks off in Lafayette

Posted at 6:01 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 19:05:09-04

LAFAYETTE, La. – National Donate Life Month kicked off on Tuesday in Lafayette by honoring local heroes who have donated the gift of life.

LOPA, Lafayette General Medical Center and Southern Eye Bank hosted a flag-raising ceremony featuring sand art designed by family members of organ donors.

“To get a match for a lung transplant, there’s three criteria, your blood type and your size,” Lena Myers, Recipient-In-Waiting. “The person needs to be shorter than me, because your cavity is according to your size. And the antibodies. My disease and my being a woman that had a baby, my antibodies are higher, which my pool to match is very narrow.”