Butterfly release/ flag ceremony held to raise awareness for organ donation

Three Acadiana medical organizations joined forces on Wednesday to honor local heroes who have given the gift of life through organ, tissue and cornea donation.

Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency and Southern Eye Bank, held a butterfly release and flag raising ceremony at Lafayette General Medical Center. The donate life flag at the center of the ceremony will fly for the rest of the month to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.

Southern Eye Bank also honored Lafayette General with the organization’s hospital of the year award. Each year, the award is presented to a local hospital that displays great care and support to grieving families making end of life decisions. The hospital’s efforts last year helped 73 people regain their sight.

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