Vice President of Nursing at Nanticoke Health Services Lori Lee was among a group of clinicians from Delaware hospitals in attendance at the third annual Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony held April 7.

The ceremony was held at Kent General Hospital and honors organ and tissue donors during National Donate Life Month. In 2016, 54 organ donors in Delaware saved the lives of nearly 140 people, and 129 tissue donors saved or enhanced the lives of up to 7,500 more recipients.

Nanticoke Health Services was presented the Perfect Process Award for commitment to local donors and their families. This award recognizes Nanticoke’s adherence to best practices supporting potential donors and their families since the Delaware Donation Performance Improvement Initiative began in January 2015. The mission of the DDPII is “to save lives and create life-sustaining legacies.” Each hospital in Delaware participates in the initiative and seeks to improve donation and transplantation rates by providing education and exceptional care to potential donors and their families.

The Gift of Life Donor Program thanked Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, its staff and its community for a commitment to organ donation and for working. To register as an organ and tissue donor, visit donatelife-de.org.