Area hospitals "Pause to Give Life" to bring awareness to organ donation

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis., (WEAU) -- Area hospitals are teaming up with a non-profit organization to honor organ donors, and bring awareness to patients still in need.

Today, Mayo Clinic Health System and HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire kicked off National Donate Life Month with a "Pause to Give Life" flag raising ceremony.

The flags were raised this morning to highlight the fact that 1 donor can save 8 lives.

At Mayo, a moment of silence was observed for 1 minute and 14 seconds to recognize the more than 114,000 patients waiting for a life-saving transplant.

To learn how to become an organ donor, click here.

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