Apr 1, 2014 1:21 PM by MELISSA CANONE
Today, LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency) and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center (OLOL) honored local heroes who have given life and sight through organ, tissue and cornea donation. There was a ceremony, followed by a Donate Life Louisiana flag raising in front of the hospital.
The family of LOPA hero, Christian Nelson, shared their experience with saying yes to donation. Christian became
an organ and tissue donor in May of 2013. The Donate Life Louisiana flag was raised by Christian's family,
along with OLOL staff, and it will fly the entire month of April in an effort to raise awareness about the crucial need for organs, tissues and corneas for transplant.