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Pause to Give Life Flag-Raising Ceremony

Please join Carteret Health Care on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10:00 AM as we celebrate April as National Donate Life Month. Gather with our staff outside the hospital’s main entrance near the flag pole. We will participate along with other hospitals in the HonorBridge service area in a simultaneous Donate Life flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence to honor donors, their families, recipients, and those waiting to promote the mission of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

We will raise our Donate Life flag at 10:08 AM to highlight that one donor can save eight lives. We will then observe a moment of silence to recognize the over 3,000 patients waiting for a life-saving transplant across North Carolina.

The Donate Life Flag, introduced in 2006, has become a national symbol of unity, remembrance, and hope while honoring those touched by donation and transplantation. During the past 18 years, over 50,000 Donate Life Flags have flown across America. Across the nation and North Carolina, 2023 proved to be another record year for saving lives through organ donation and transplantation. HonorBridge, North Carolina’s largest organ donation and tissue recovery organization, saved 912 lives, a 22% increase in 2023 compared to its best year ever.