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Donate Life Month Flag Raising to be Hosted at Mercy West Lakes and Mercy Central Campus April 2

April 2, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa — You are invited to join organ donors and transplant recipients, Mercy physicians and staff and the Iowa Donor Network (IDN) as we kick off the local observance of National Donate Life Month.

A brief program and flag raising will be held at both Mercy campuses on Monday, April 2. The events will be held in the main lobby at both locations. Transplant recipients and organ donors will share their stories of how organ donation transformed their lives. Depending on weather conditions, the group will then go outside to raise the Donate Life flag, which will fly for 30 days to remind the community of the ongoing need for organ donation.

We hope you can join us for one of the events. Interested media are asked to please call Gregg Lagan at (515) 490-6636 if you plan to attend.

Mercy Medical Center – West Lake
1755 59th Place
West Des Moines
Main Lobby
10 a.m.

Mercy Central Campus
1111 6th Avenue
Main Lobby


Mercy operates four not-for-profit, Catholic hospital campuses, with a total of 875 beds, along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state — with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 103 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services.