Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to partner with LifeLink® of Georgia to honor and remember
those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
On January 1, 2022, the Donate Life Rose Parade® Float titled, Courage
to Hope, will include a dedication garden made up of roses with handwritten
dedications by hospital CEO’s across the country including
Michael D. Scherneck, president and CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System. The float will
also include dedications celebrating transplant recipients and living
donors, honoring deceased donors, and thanking individuals and groups
who support and take part in the donation and transplantation community.
Scherneck shared, “With this rose dedication, Southeast Georgia Health
System publically recognizes our staff’s dedication and commitment
to organ and tissue donation. We are excited to be part of this celebration
of life watched by millions on New Year’s Day.”
Since its debut on New Year’s Day 2004, the Donate Life Rose Parade
float is the world’s most visible campaign to inspire people to
become organ and tissue donors. In addition to the 40 million viewers
who watch the Rose Parade on TV and along the parade route, hundreds of
events are held in cities and towns around the country to complete the
“floragraphs” (floral portraits) of donors that adorn the float.
For the thousands of Georgians listed for a life-saving transplant, organ
donation offers hope for a longer life. Anyone can be a potential donor,
regardless of age or medical history; a single donor can save or improve
the lives of nearly 75 people. Visit
www.DonateLifeGeorgia.org to register your donation decision. You may also register when obtaining
or renewing a driver license or state identification card at the Georgia
Department of Driver Services or when obtaining a hunting or fishing license
through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.