Eastside Medical Center December 30, 2019

Snellville, GA - Eastside Medical Center 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, 2020, the Donate Life Rose Parade® float titled, Light in the Darkness, will include a dedication garden made up of roses with handwritten dedications by hospital CEO's across the country including Trent Lind, Chief Executive Officer of Eastside Medical Center. The garden will appear alongside 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.

"With this rose dedication, Eastside publically recognizes our colleagues' dedication and commitment to organ and tissue donation," said Trent Lind, chief executive officer at Eastside Medical Center. "We are honored to be part of this celebration of life that will be experienced by millions on New Year's Day."

Since its debut on New Year's Day 2004, the Donate Life Rose Parade(R) float has been 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 television 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 Donate Life Georgia to register your donation decision. You may also register when obtaining or renewing a driver license or state identification card.

About LifeLink® of Georgia

LifeLink(R) of Georgia is the non-profit, community service organization that coordinates organ and tissue recoveries in Georgia. To learn more visit LifeLink® Foundation or call (800) 544-6667.

About Donate Life America

Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and state teams across the United States committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation.

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America's New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events.