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Organ Donation Awareness Event Set for Wednesday Morning at ECU Health Medical Center

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Flag-raising ceremony honoring organ donors and recipients hosted by ECU Health

The ECU Health Medical Center is hosting a special event on Wednesday morning to honor organ donors and recipients. Despite only about half of adults in North Carolina being registered organ donors, there are still 3,000 people waiting for organ and tissue donations in the state, and over 100,000 people waiting nationally.

During the event, ECU Health will raise the Donate Life Flag at 10:08 a.m., followed by a 30-second moment of silence to recognize donors, their families, those waiting for donations, and recipients who have received the gift of life. The specific start time of 10:08 a.m. symbolizes that one donor can save eight lives.

The event will take place at the ECU Health Medical Center flag pole at 2100 Stantonsburg Road. In light of the weather conditions and a First Alert Weather Day, the hospital plans to have the flag-raising ceremony outside at the flag pole. However, if it is raining, the ceremony will be moved to the chapel at the hospital.

The “Pause to Give Life Event” aims to bring attention to the importance of organ donation and encourage more people to register as organ donors. It is an opportunity for individuals and families affected by organ transplantation to come together and share their stories with others in hopes that more people will be inspired to give this precious gift of life through organ donation.

By Samantha Jones

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