Media advisory for Friday, April 15
WHAT: Augusta University celebrates Donate Life Month with a proclamation on National Blue & Green Day April 15. President Brooks Keel will address employees, patients and patient volunteers who have been invited to purchase blue and green T-shirts in support of organ donation.
WHEN: Noon, Friday, April 15, in the Medical Office Building, 1453 Harper Street (Please note this is a change in venue than previously announced).
ABOUT: Donate Life Month is celebrated nationally throughout the month of April. The Augusta University Kidney and Pancreas Transplant program, along with their patient volunteers, host an annual fundraiser and awareness campaign to honor the gift of organ donation and provide information on how people can register to become an organ donor. The team works year-round to raise money to help kidney transplant patients, donors and their loved ones with transplant-related expenses. This year, funds will also go towards a commemorative tribute to organ donors and an annual ceremony celebrating donations. See augustahealth.org/donatelifemonth for more information.
OPPORTUNITIES: Photo, video and interview opportunities will be available. Media interested in covering this event should park in the Medical Office Building Parking Deck and wait for media escort in the building lobby. Call Kelly Jasper at 706-513-0719 if you would like to cover this event.