Flag-raising ceremony honoring organ donors and recipients hosted by ECU Health

Saving Lives: ECU Health Hosts ‘Pause to Give Life’ Event for Organ Donors and Recipients

On Wednesday morning, ECU Health Medical Center will host the “Pause to Give Life Event” to pay tribute to organ donors and recipients. Despite only about half of adults in North Carolina being registered organ donors, there are currently 3,000 people waiting for organ and tissue donations in the state, with over 100,000 people waiting nationally, according to Greenville hospital officials.

ECU Health has organized this event to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and encourage more people to become donors. The event will include a flag-raising ceremony at 10:08 a.m., followed by a 30-second moment of silence to honor 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. represents the fact that one donor can save eight lives.

The ceremony will take place at the ECU Health Medical Center flag pole at 2100 Stantonsburg Road. However, in case of inclement weather or if it is raining on the day of the event, the ceremony will be moved indoors to the hospital’s chapel. The hospital plans to hold this event regardless of whether it is raining or not and hopes that it will inspire more people to consider becoming organ donors and help save lives.

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