National Donate Life Month

Published: Apr. 1, 2019 at 9:29 AM CDT
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Join Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire on Monday, April 1, to kick off National Donate Life Month by participating in Pause to Give Life — a statewide Donate Life flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence to honor donors and their families, and promote the mission of organ, tissue and eye donation.

Simultaneously with dozens of other hospitals and organizations, the Donate Life flag will be raised at 10:08 a.m. near the Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center entrance to highlight the fact that one donor can save eight lives. Silence will then be observed for 1 minute and 14 seconds to recognize the more than 114,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

Donate Life Wisconsin created the Pause to Give Life event as statewide observance to take place annually on the first Monday morning in April. The Donate Life flag, introduced in 2006, has become a national symbol of unity, remembrance and hope, while honoring those touched by organ donation and transplantation.

Since the event was created, more than 50,000 Donate Life flags have flown across America.