Memorial Health System hosts Donate Life event

BELPRE, OH (WTAP)- Friday is National Donate Life Blue and Green Day to promote the success of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Memorial Health System hoisted a flag in recognition of National Donate Life Month. Organ donors and recipients shared their stories and Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz made a proclamation.

Officials from the hospital say that organ donation is a selfless way to help so many.

“It’s so important to be a donor. One person can save eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 200 people. What grater gift? A lasting legacy when you pass away, to be able to save a life or so make someone else’s life better,” says Teresa Adams, Director of Critical Care at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

There are over 100,000 people on that National Transplant waiting list waiting on a lifesaving transplant.