Valley Baptist Health System to honor organ donors

Valley Baptist Health System to honor organ donors
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POSTED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 11:07am

UPDATED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 11:07am

Valley Baptist Health System will be honoring Valley organ donors with a "Wall of Heroes" display at it's medical facilities.

Valley residents and family members of deceased organ donors, who give the gift of life, are invited to the ceremony on April 30th.

A "Wall of Heroes" framed picture display will be dedicated at 10 a.m. at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and then at 1 p.m. at Valley Baptist in Brownsville.

Those who donate organs are being honored as heroes because donated organs such as liver, heart and lungs improve the lives of others. Bone and tissue transplants can restore movement to injured limbs or prevent an amputation. Donated corneas bring sight to the blind.

By registering with the Donate Life Texas registry, Valley residents can enhance the lives of up to 80 people through organ and tissue donation. For more information, please contact the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance at 956-630-0884 or 1-866-685-0277. Also visit www.txorgansharing.org

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