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Saturday, April 05, 2014

Fire Department Flies ‘Donate Life’ Flag

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The Westport Fire Department this month is flying the Donate Life flag over Fire Headquarters as a part of “Flags Across America” for National Donate Life Month. This is the fifth year the department has participated in the program, which highlights the need for organ and tissue donation. Chief Andy Kingsbury noted that every day, 18 persons die while waiting for organ transplants in the United States with more than 1,400 in Connecticut alone waiting for organ transplants. He said the Westport Fire Department recognizes this need and sees organ and tissue donation as an extension of its mission to save lives. “We strongly urge all citizens and their families to consider registering as an organ and tissue donor through http://www.DonateLifeCT.org,” Kingsbury said.  For more information, visit http://www.ctorganandtissuedonation.org. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com, inset/contributed photo

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