Organ Donation Awareness Event

Published 04/28 2014 12:51PM

Updated 04/28 2014 12:57PM

April is National Organ Donation Month and a local hospital is raising awareness for people to save a life.


UPMC Hamot officials and the Center Of Organ Recovery and education raised a flag today to honor organ donors and organ recipients.

Organ recipients and those waiting to receive an organ shared their stories.

There are more than 84 hundred people in Pennsylvania waiting for a life saving organ.

Advocates say saving a life is as simple as checking a box.

Since 2012 the waiting list increased from 114 thousand people to 121 thousand people this year.


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