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ECU Health Medical Center Hosts ‘Pause to Give Life Event’ to Honor Organ Donors and Recipients: One Donor Saves Eight Lives

BySamantha Jones

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

On Wednesday morning, ECU Health Medical Center will host the “Pause to Give Life Event” to honor organ donors and recipients. Despite only about 50 percent of adults in North Carolina being registered organ donors, there are 3,000 people waiting for organ and tissue donations in the state, and over 100,000 people waiting nationally.

The event will take place at the ECU Health Medical Center flag pole at 2100 Stantonsburg Road. As part of 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.

Due to weather conditions and a First Alert Weather Day, the hospital plans to hold the flag-raising ceremony outside at the flag pole. However, if it is raining

By Samantha Jones

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