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Phoebe Dedicates Rose for Donate Life Rose Parade Float

Albany, GA | December 26, 2023 – Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (PPMH) is proud to continue its partnership with LifeLink® of Georgia and Donate Life America by dedicating a rose to be placed in a vial on the 2024 OneLegacy Donate Life Rose Parade float.

PPMH Chief Executive Officer Deb Angerami shared a personal message of hope and remembrance honoring donors, recipients and others who have been touched by organ, eye and tissue donation. This rose will join thousands of others to create a dedication garden that is a featured design element on the float each year.

“Signing a rose for the Donate Life float in the world-famous Rose Parade has become a tradition at Phoebe that I am excited to continue. It helps highlight the need for organ, eye and tissue donation and shows Phoebe’s commitment to supporting donation and educating our community about the importance of organ donation,” Angerami said.

Celebrating its 21st year, the OneLegacy Donate Life Rose Parade float continues its mission to save and heal lives by sharing the gift of life and delivering the message of organ, eye and tissue donation to the world. The 2024 OneLegacy Donate Life Rose Parade float, Woven Together: The Dance of Life, showcases the culture of the Hopi, native to the American Southwest. The float will feature a beautiful Butterfly Dancer surrounded by traditionally woven baskets full of life-giving corn and other fruits from the Hopi culture. Memorial floragraphs honoring life-giving organ, eye and tissue donors will be displayed on the baskets. Transplant recipients will ride on the float and living donors will walk alongside it. The Rose Parade will be televised on January 1, 2024, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

In the United States today, there are more than 105,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ and hundreds of thousands more whose lives could be healed through eye and tissue transplantation. A single organ and tissue donor can save up to eight lives and heal as many as 75 more. Individuals can register their donation decision at Further information about the OneLegacy Donate Life float and facts about donation and transplantation can be found at