LOCAL NEWS 8 | Esmi Careaga
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - April is National Donate Life Month and students at Compass Academy raised a Donate Life flag Thursday in honor of the month.
The goal was to raise awareness on the importance of organ donations and how many people are in need of an organ.
According to idslife.org, there are currently over 114,000 people are on a waiting list for an organ in the U.S. and over 600 in Utah.
Organdonor.gov reports that each day, about 79 people receive organ transplants. However, 22 people die each day waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs.
Students gave speeches at Thursday's event and Mayor Rebecca Casper signed a proclamation before the Donate Life flag was raised. Continue reading
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