(LARGO, FL – June 2016) – 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. The flag raising in her honor is scheduled for Friday, June 3, 2016 in front of Largo Medical Center’s 14th 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.
To learn more or for an interview, contact Tammy Robiconti, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 727-348-1896.
About Largo Medical Center
Largo Medical Center is a 425-bed statutory teaching hospital serving Pinellas County from three campuses. The hospital provides Atrial Fibrillation Care at the AFib & Heart Rhythm Centers, Behavioral Healthcare, Breast Healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, Cardiovascular Services, Clinical Research, Company Care Occupational Healthcare, Emergency Care at 3 campuses, H2U health and wellness program, Hepatobiliary Care at The Hepatobiliary Center, Imaging and Diagnostic Services, Kidney Transplants at the Transplant Institute of Florida, Limb Saving at the Florida Limb Saving Institute, Orthopedic Care at the Florida Orthopedic Pavilion, Inpatient, Outpatient and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Robotic Surgery, Sleep Disorders Care, Sports Medicine Care with the Florida Sports Medicine Center, Spine and Neurologic Care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, Surgical Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery at the Florida Bariatric Centers and Wound Care with Hyperbaric Medicine. Largo Medical Center has an American Osteopathic Association Accredited Graduate Medical Education program that is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is affiliated with the USF Morsani College of Medicine. The hospital is recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, a Certified Advanced Heart Failure Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We have an accredited AFib Center, Breast Center, Cancer Care program, Chest Pain Center with PCI and Inpatient Rehabilitation program. Learn more at LargoMedical.com. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.