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Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center Patients, Healthcare Professionals Mark Donate Life Month With Ceremonial Flag Raising

Media Invited to Cover Organ Donation Awareness Event Featuring Transplant Recipients, Donor Advocates, Transplant Experts


Cedar-Sinai's Comprehensive Transplant Center professionals, alongside partners from OneLegacy, the nation’s largest organ procurement organization, will mark National Donate Life Month by holding a flag raising ceremony on Tuesday, April 2.

A group of transplant recipients, Cedars-Sinai surgeons, staff, and other advocates will don the awareness colors of blue and green to march from the Comprehensive Transplant Center on Beverly Boulevard to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. There, the group will raise a Donate Life flag, which will be flown at the medical center throughout the month.  


  • Jen Flores, former Cedars-Sinai patient, and kidney transplant recipient
    Flores received a kidney transplant in 2022 as a pediatric patient. She is now 19 years old and was inspired to study nursing in college because of the staff members who cared for her during her transplant.
  • Richard Aidem, former Cedars-Sinai patient, and heart transplant recipient
    Aidem will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his transplant this June.
  • Cedars-Sinai transplant surgeons, Comprehensive Transplant Center staff and advocates
  • Angela Bolaris, director of Hospital Partnerships, OneLegacy


National Donate Life Month occurs every April and promotes awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation and honors those who gave the gift of life.


Tuesday, April 2

9:45 a.m. Group walk from Comprehensive Transplant Center to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

10 a.m.    Brief speaker presentation and flag raising


Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center
8900 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048 

(outdoor parking available at Spielberg Building Parking Lot)  


Jillian Scholten, 949-244-2561, jillian.scholten@cshs.org