Raising in honor of ‘Donate Life’ Month
Twenty-two people die each day for lack of an available organ. This year, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital has partnered with Donate Life West Virginia to help save lives by educating our community about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and increasing the number of registered donors.
Pocahontas Memorial Hospital will host a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday, April 12, at 11 a.m. in front of the hospital. PMH invites everyone to join them for this event to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.
Light refreshments will be served.
“The most precious gift someone can give is the Gift of Life,” said Bobbie, who is celebrating 40 years as kidney recipient. “You never know if someone you love will need that gift or if you will have the opportunity to give. Life can go on,”
You can help in three easy steps. First, visit www.donatelifewv.org to learn more about donating and how to register. Do not be discouraged by your age or past medical history – anyone can be a potential donor. Second, talk with your family about your decision to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor.
Finally, tell others about the need in our community, and how every person can make a difference. One person has the potential to save eight lives through organ donation and enhance 50 more through cornea and tissue donation.
Go to donatelifewv.org to learn more and to register online.