Annual ceremony at PVH set for Wednesday

Members of American Legion Post #23 in Point Pleasant do a special flag raising for last year’s “Donate Life” event. This year’s flag raising and annual celebration raising awareness about organ donation will take place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, starting in the main lobby at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
POINT PLEASANT — Each day, 22 people die for lack of an available organ and each year, Pleasant Valley Hospital partners with Donate Life West Virginia to help save lives by educating the community about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, and increasing the number of registered donors.

The annual celebration and flag raising ceremony will take place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, starting in the main lobby at PVH.

“The most precious gift someone can give is the Gift of Life,” Glen Washington, FACHE, CEO, PVH, said.

Kevin Scot, who is celebrating 2 years as a liver recipient, explained: “You never know if someone you love will need that gift or if you will have the opportunity to give. Life can go on.”

Scot was the recipient of a life-saving liver transplant on Jan. 10, 2015 at The Ohio State University. After two years of fighting health issues and progressing liver disease, his transplant came just in time.

“I felt my time was running out,” Scot said about life just prior to receiving the liver, speaking to those gathered at last year’s ceremony at PVH. Continue reading
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