Flag Raising Ceremony Honors Organ Donors

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 7:39am

Nearly five thousand people in South Texas are on the organ transplant list and those who have donated were honored on Tuesday in a flag raising ceremony at Valley Baptist Medical Center.

Hospital staff, donors and those who received organs want to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and how it save lives. One woman at the ceremony attested to that, first hand, "Truly a gift of life to receive, that I received a heart transplant because now I got a second chance at life and to be able to be around with my kids and my family." As of last year only 23 families in the Valley consented to organ donation.

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