The Christ Hospital celebrates National Donate Life Month

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Christ Hospital kicked off National Donate Life Month with a flag raising ceremony on Monday morning.

The Donate Life flag will be displayed throughout the month of April to recognize the lives saved each year through organ donation.

According to the hospital, more than 1,600 kidney transplants have been performed there since the program began in 1972. More than 3,000 people are awaiting a life-saving transplant in Ohio including more than 500 people in Greater Cincinnati, according to LifeCenter.

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