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National Donate Life Month celebrated with flag raising

Posted: 5:38 PM, Apr 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-10 18:38:24-04

LOPA is honoring local heroes with a flag raising for National Donate Life Month.

The ceremony paid tribute to people who saved lives through donations. Family members also shared their stories of loss, knowing their loved ones saved someone else.

"We had donor families here today whose loved ones were organ, tissue, and eye donors, and we also had some here today who were recipients of those organs and tissue and who are alive today because of the decision that they made, said Suzanna Morton, LOPA Community Educator. "So we had a ceremony honoring them, came outside, raised the donate life flag, and the flag will fly the entire month of April in recognition of national donate life month."