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KentuckyOne Health Promoting Importance of Organ Donation
During Kentucky Derby Festival Health Fair
Event Thursday, April 26 at 4th Street Live!
KentuckyOne Health is getting into the Derby spirit, while also helping save lives. As a sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival, KentuckyOne Health will be involved in multiple Derby festivities, including the 11th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Health Fair. April is National Donate Life Month, a time dedicated to encouraging friends, family and community members to give the gift of life and sign up to be an organ donor. More than 115,000 men, women and children across the country currently await a lifesaving transplant, according to Donate Life America. One donor can help save and heal more than 75 lives.
To help raise awareness, KentuckyOne Health will be providing information about organ donation, the Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center and ways you can help make a difference, during the Kentucky Derby Festival Health Fair. In December 2017, the center – a joint program with the University of Louisville School of Medicine and KentuckyOne Health – broke its all-time record for number of organs transplanted in the center’s 53-year history, with 175 organs transplanted in a year.
KentuckyOne Health Promotes Organ Donation During Health Fair
Thursday, April 26, 2018
4th Street Live!
411 S 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
· Interviews with KentuckyOne Health employees for National Donate Life Month
· Interviews with community members receiving information about organ donation
· Video of community members attending the Kentucky Derby Festival Health Fair
For information on the Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center, visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org/transplant-care.
Admission to the Kentucky Derby Festival Health Fair is free with a Pegasus Pin. Parking is also free. For more information on the Kentucky Derby Festival Health Fair, visit https://discover.kdf.org/healthfair/.