Aspirus to participate in statewide Donate Life ceremony
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Aspirus Riverview Hospital will join more than 80 Donate Life Wisconsin organizations in a simultaneous statewide Donate Life flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence to promote the mission of organ, tissue and eye donation, and to honor donors and their families.
Donate Life Wisconsin created the Pause to Give Life event in 2018 as a statewide observance to occur annually on the first Monday morning of April, marking the start of National Donate Life Month.
The ceremony will be held April 1 at 10:08 am to highlight the fact that one donor can save eight lives, followed by a moment of silence for 1 minute and 14 seconds to recognize the more than 114,000 patients waiting for a life-saving transplant. Of those patients, more than 2,000 are waiting right here in Wisconsin.
The program will take place at the Aspirus Riverview Hospital main entrance flag pole, 410 Dewey Street, Wisconsin Rapids.