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, regardless of the weather conditions. 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, according to the Greenville hospital.

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

In light of the weather conditions and a First Alert Weather Day, ECU Health has decided to move the flag-raising ceremony indoors if it is raining. The ceremony will be held in the chapel at the hospital instead of outside at the flag pole.

By Riley Johnson

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