MMC observes National Donate Life Month
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Medical Center was among more than 85 Donate Life Wisconsin member and partner hospital organizations that participated in a statewide Donate Life Flag raising ceremony and moment of silence to promote the mission of organ, tissue and eye donation, and honor donors and their families.
The observance was held April 2 at 10:08 a.m. to highlight the fact that one donor can save eight lives. The ceremony included a moment of silence for one minute and 14 seconds to recognize the more than 114,000 patients waiting for a life-saving transplant.
Of those patients, more than 2,000 are waiting in Wisconsin. Donate Life Wisconsin created the inaugural Pause to Give Life event as a new statewide observance to take place annually on the first Monday morning of April to mark the start of National Donate Life Month.
You can register as an organ, tissue, and eye donor at DonateLifeWisconsin.org or at a Wisconsin DMV Service Center.