Mauldin Patch | Donate Life
More than 150 people attended the inaugural event Saturday at the Greenville Hospital System's Patewood Medical Campus.
In honor of April’s designation as National Donate Life Month, LifePoint and Donate Life South Carolina partnered with Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center to organize today's first-time Upstate event called Linking Hands for Life. More than 150 people, many of the transplant recipients and donor families, attended the event this afternoon. It was held at the GHS Patewood Medical Campus to help raise awareness about the need for more organ, eye and tissue donors. The brief ceremony on the medical campus lawn was followed by those in attendance linking hands as a symbolic chain of remembrance and thanksgiving that represented the cycle of life.
Our Upstate event is part of a statewide campaign that includes other Linking Hands For Life events in Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. These events are part of a national initiative that will include similar activities from coast to coast as part of the Donate Life America 20 Million In 2012 campaign, which has a goal of signing up 20 million donors in 2012.
Read more: http://mauldin.patch.com/articles/linking-hands-for-life-raises-awareness-of-organ-donation#c
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