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Piedmont Athens Regional Promotes Organ Donation in Nationwide Effort to Save Lives

Athens, Ga. (April 15, 2022) – Piedmont Athens Regional will hold a Gift of Life Remembrance followed by a Donate Life flag-raising ceremony on Friday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the Piedmont Athens Regional Community Park. The Gift of Life Remembrance ceremony honors donors and their families for making the heroic decision to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. The Donate Life flag is a symbol of unity and hope and honors and celebrates the hundreds of thousands of donors whose generosity provided renewed life for patients in need and recipients whose lives have been affected by organ, eye and tissue donation.

“Each year, Piedmont Athens Regional celebrates and remembers those who chose to be organ and tissue donors and have left a legacy by giving the gift of life,” said Candi Wiercioch, director of cardiac and adult critical care services at Piedmont Athens Regional. “We also use these events to teach our community about the importance of being a donor to help people and families across Georgia and across the nation.” 

Throughout the month of April, which is celebrated as Donate Life Month, numerous hospitals and municipalities across the country are holding flag-raising ceremonies as a nationwide display of unity, remembrance and hope, while honoring those touched by donation and transplantation. Piedmont Athens Regional is proud to participate in this outreach.

LifeLink of Georgia is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for transplantation. To learn more about organ and tissue donation and to register your donation decision visit

Piedmont is empowering Georgians by changing healthcare and has been recognized as a leader in organ transplant surgery. Click here to learn more about organ transplant services at Piedmont.

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