It’s National Donate Life Month and efforts continue in our area to increase the number of willing organ donors.
A flag raising ceremony at Saint Vincent Hospital is looking to raise awareness, as well. The group heard from organ recipients and family members about the impact the life-saving operation has had on them.
Dr. Chris Clark, President of Saint Vincent, says, “Clearly, what we’re trying to do is create more awareness and educate on just how important it is to be considered an organ donor and signing up to be an organ donor is so very important”.
Someone is added to the organ donation waiting list every ten minutes in America and roughly 20 people die each day while waiting for an organ.