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 recognize and honor organ donors and recipients. Despite only about half of adults in North Carolina being registered organ donors, there are over 3,000 people waiting for organ and tissue donations in the state, and over 100,000 people waiting nationally.

As part of the event, ECU Health will raise the Donate Life Flag at 10:08 a.m., followed by a 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.

In light of the weather conditions and a First Alert Weather Day, the hospital has made arrangements to hold 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 event is open to the public and encourages everyone to come together to pay tribute to those who have given or received life-saving organ donations.

By Samantha Johnson

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