Cloud County Health Center Holds Flag-Raising Ceremony for National Donate Life Month

Cloud County Health Center Holds Flag-Raising Ceremony for National Donate Life Month

In honor of National Donate Life Month, the Cloud County Health Center held a short ceremony on Thursday, April 11th as they raised the Donate Life flag.  The staff of Cloud County Health Center aims to increase the number of registered donors by creating an awareness of the great need for organ and tissue donation.  The Donate Life flag was raised in celebration of the generosity of organ donors and their families and in honor of transplant recipients.

Cloud County Health Center partners with other hospitals and transplant centers in the Midwest Transplant Network to spread the word about the growing need for donors.  While 95% of U.S. citizens are in favor of being a donor, only 58% are registered.  In Kansas, 78% have registered to be a donor.  

Pam Campbell with the Cloud County Health Center says everyone can be a registered donor.

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A commitment to donation never interferes with medical care.  Saving the donor’s life is always top priority whenever someone becomes sick or injured.

The need for organ donation continues to outpace the number of registered organ donors.  In Missouri and Kansas, nearly 2,500 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants.  Joining the donor registry is a simple process.  Individuals can register online at  or at the DMV when obtaining or renewing a driver’s license or ID card.