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ORGAN DONOR EFFORTS HONORED IN LOCAL AWARENESS EFFORT

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APRIL IS A MONTH DEDICATED TO ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR AWARENESS AND SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE HOSTED A FLAG RAISING AND AWARDS CEREMONY AT STATION FOUR FRIDAY MORNING TO SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING A DONOR.

JOHN JORGENSEN IS THE DONATION SERVICES COORDINATOR FOR THE IOWA DONOR NETWORK:

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MELISSA FOISTER SPOKE ABOUT HER HUSBAND MICHAEL, WHO DIED AT AGE 40 IN SEPTEMBER OF 2020.

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MELISSA HAS HEARD FROM SOME OF THOSE HER HUSBAND HELPED STAY ALIVE FROM HIS ORGAN DONATIONS:

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PARAMEDIC LIZ FORD ACCEPTED AN AWARD ON BEHALF OF SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE’S EFFORTS TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF ORGAN DONATION.
FORD LOST HER HUSBAND SEVERAL YEARS AGO IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT:

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A RAISING OF THE ORGAN DONOR FLAG TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE THE FIRE STATION FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 600 IOWANS WAITING FOR A TRANSPLANT OR TISSUE DONATION.

YOU MAY REGISTER TO BECOME AN ORGAN DONOR AT IOWA DONOR NETWORK DOT ORG.

Photos by George Lindblade