Published on April 03, 2018

Essentia Health honors organ donation families

Essentia Health welcomes the public to learn more about organ, tissue and eye donation and hear from families of those affected by this lifesaving gift. In partnership with LifeSource, the region’s organ donation organization, and the Lions Gift of Sight, Essentia Health will host a flag-raising ceremony to honor donors and recipients.

“The Donate Life flag serves as a symbol not only to promote donation but also as a memorial to those who selflessly made the decision to become organ, eye and tissue donors,” says Susan Gunderson, CEO of LifeSource.

A flag-raising ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, outside the main lobby of St. Mary’s Medical Center, 407 E. Third St., with a reception to follow that is free and open to the public.

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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