Organ Recipients Recognized

On Wednesday, Apr. 11, Minnie Hamilton Health System sponsored a flag raising ceremony to recognize National Donate Life Month. Organ recipients Kason Hupp and Mike Yoak were also recognized. Minnie Hamilton has joined with the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) in the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, sponsored by Division of Transplantation, Health Resources and Services Administration, and U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. The campaign chal-lenges hospitals to edu-cate employees and their communities about the crucial need for organ, eye, and tissue donation, and provide them with opportunities to sign up as donors. The following is an inspiring story from a local recipient: “I was diagnosed in high school with an un-known liver disease. According to my doctors, life expectancy was to about age 23 for me; however, I made it until age 32, and within a...

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