KBLA | Marie French
April is Donate Life Month. Families of organ donors and organ recipients came together at a ceremony of remembrance at the MU School of Medicine this past Friday.
Gina Lee’s husband wanted to have his organs donated after his death.
“It means a lot to know that life still goes on – just because somebody passes – there’s still life that goes on,” Lee said.
Lee came to the event with her son Jerrin. They both decorated a paper flower with stickers and markers. The flowers honoring organ donors will be displayed in the lobby of the University Hospital.
The Midwest Transplant Network, University Hospital and the Heartland Lions Eye Banks have collaborated on this event for the past five years. Lori Kramer Clark is the hospital services coordinator for the network. Clark says the event is especially important for the families of donors.
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