Iowa fire station flies flag encouraging organ donation

  • Source: Radio Iowa
  • Published: 04/06/2021 12:00 AM

PHOTO: The Sioux City Fire Department is now flying a “Donate Life” flag at one of its stations. Iowa Donor Network donation services coordinator John Jorgensen says it’s hoped the flag will inspire more people to become organ donors. “This is the first one that we are aware of that’s ever happened at a fire station. It’s just a tremendous thing to do as we advocate together with Sioux City Fire to actually encourage people to say ‘yes’ and to donate life,” Jorgensen says. Paramedic Liz Ford helped get the flag for Station 4. Her husband died in an accident and was an organ donor. “I lost Ray five years ago and he was a tissue and eye donor. So, blessed it be, there are people walking around who benefited from his generosity — and I couldn’t be happier,” Ford says. Ford says having a conversation about becoming an organ donor is important.


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