While many are still trying to find the perfect gift for this holiday season, others are giving the gift of life. Around 50 organ donors and organ recipients gathered Wednesday night at Good Samaritan Hospital for the 2nd annual "Hope For The Holidays". The event is put on by both Genesis and Lifeline Of Ohio. People were invited to make ornaments honoring those who donated their organs. The ornaments will hang on "Trees of Life" in Good Samaritan and Bethesda Hospitals.
Hope for Holidays event honors organ donors, their families ZANESVILLE -- If there's one thing that Suzy Crossin has learned, it's that life is precious.
November is the time to give a truly lasting gift November is the month many of us gather with family and friends to give thanks for all that we have. In my family we get together because we are thankful we have the chance to be together, but we also remember our family that is no longer with us.
Thousands of people like him, waiting and hoping for a donor to save their lives. "No matter what happens to me, if I get a kidney or not, I want others to know how important organ donation is," said Wicker, 24, of Zanesville. "I want people to understand that there are thousands of us just waiting day after day, hoping that we'll get that one thing we so desperately need."
National Donor Sabbath is an annual event held two weekends before Thanksgiving to coincide with the Season of Giving. While religious leaders can make the decision to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation at any time of the year, this national observance gives them an opportunity to affirm their support for organ and tissue donation.