Published on April 10, 2018

Essentia Health-Deer River to honor organ donation families

Essentia Health-Deer River will honor families affected by organ donation with a flag-raising ceremony at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in front of the west entrance of the hospital, 115 10th Avenue NE, Deer River. 

During the month of April, Deer River staff will increase awareness about this life-saving gift in several ways, including providing computer access, if needed, to register as a donor.  Nursing staff will be on hand to answer any donation questions and provide advanced directive packets for people, upon request.

If you support organ donation, experts say the best thing to do is document your decision and tell your family of your decision. You can register to be a donor when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or state ID, or by visiting

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