LOPA and Ochsner Promote Organ Donor Awareness

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Submitted by Amy Delaney

April is National Donate Life Month
Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge hosted an organ donor awareness day on Monday, April 18th in celebration of National Donate Life Month.  The event kicked off with a morning breakfast with special guest speakers Mike Moore, donor family member and Wendy Shiroda, liver recipient.  Throughout the day LOPA representatives discussed the importance of organ donation with hospital staff and visitors. 

LOPA event photo:
In recognition of April as National Donate Life Month, LOPA and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge hosted an organ donor awareness day.  Pictured left to right are April Brown, LOPA Family Advocate; Mike Moore, donor family member; Tiffany Snedigar, LOPA Hospital Resource Coordinator; Wendy Shiroda, liver recipient; Ruth Kirby, Ochsner Clinical Educator and Mitch Wasden, Ochsner Baton Rouge Chief Executive Officer.
More than 110,000 men, women and children are on the national transplant waiting list and every 12 minutes another person is added. In Louisiana more than 1,800 people are waiting for organ transplants. One organ donor can save the lives of up to nine people.  For more information on becoming an organ donor log on to

1 Comment

  1. Nancy Blount

    April 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Great Cause! as mentioned in the article above is a good website for more information on being an organ donor.

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