Department of Public Affairs -- 8900 Van Wyck Expressway Jamaica, New York 11418
For Immediate Release
Name: Xavia Malcolm
Jamaica Hospital, LiveOnNY and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Collaborate to Raise Awareness
WHO: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, LiveOnNY and special guest Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.
<br>WHAT: A special flag raising ceremony to raise awareness and promote organ donation. During the event past organ donor recipients will speak and Jamaica Hospital will host an enrollment drive to register members of the community to the New York State Donor Registry.
<br>WHEN: April 20th at 12:30 P.M.
<br>WHERE: Outside the Jamaica Hospital ER entrance.
<br>Currently there are more than 10,000 New Yorkers on a waiting list for a lifesaving organ and every two and a half hours a name is added to that list. With the lives of so many at stake, Jamaica Hospital, LiveOnNY and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz are raising awareness on the importance of organ donation and urging Queens residents to register as donors.
<br>On April 20th both organizations and Queens Borough President Katz will host a flag-raising ceremony in celebration of National Donate Life Month. Additionally, in an effort to register as many people as possible to the New York State Donor Registry, an enrollment drive will take place in the main lobby of Jamaica Hospital.
<br>For more information about this event, please contact the Public Affairs Department at 718-206-6020.