Largo Medical Center June 02, 2016

Flag-raising In Support Of the Gift of Life at Largo Medical Center

The Transplant Institute of Florida at Largo Medical Center will be performing a flag raising to honor the program's first living kidney donor. The donor is 25-year old, Jennifer Rosino of Spring Hill, Florida. She is donating one of her kidneys to her father, 57-year old Dominic Rosino also of Spring Hill. TH Street SW campus in the southeast parking lot at 2:15 P.M.

"I am honored to be able to give my dad the gift of life and look forward to his quality of life improving," said Jennifer Rosino, Living Kidney Donor.

When a live organ donation takes place at Largo Medical Center, a Donate Life flag is flown as a reminder to our community of that individual's generous decision. After three days the flag is lowered and then presented to the donor as a keepsake. "Largo Medical Center is committed to helping save lives through educating the public on organ donation," said Anthony Degina, CEO, Largo Medical Center. "And flag raisings are just one of the ways we will continue to do that."

There are more than 5,600 Floridians awaiting a lifesaving transplant today with more than 121,000 waiting nationally. Most will not have a living donor willing to donate and will rely on those individuals who have made a decision to donate after death who have registered on Florida's organ, tissue and eye donor registry. Please learn more about donation after death and register today to become a donor by checking out DonateLifeFlorida.org.

In conjunction with LifeLink, the hospital performs organ donor registration drives. There are also educational seminars and webinars educating the public about transplantation and organ donation on LargoMedical.com.