Flag raising at GCH recognizes the importance of organ donation


GRAFTON—Grafton City Hospital hosted a special flag raising on Tuesday, to honor those who help provide life, even after their death. 

Members of the Center for Organ Recovery & Education were on hand to thank the hospital for their partnership and participate in the time-honored event of the raising of the flag. 

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education, CORE, is one of 58 federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the United States

CORE, a nonprofit organization, works closely with healthcare professionals and families to deliver the gift of life by coordinating the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplantation. 

CORE partners with the staff from 150 hospitals, as well as funeral directors, coroners and medical examiners, to offer hope and a second chance at life to the thousands of people who are waiting nationwide for life-saving and healing organ, tissue and corneal transplants.

CORE ranks compassion high in importance saying in their values, “CORE honors its donors and donor families. They are the heart of this organization and the foundation of our mission. Without them, transplantation would not be possible. We are respectful of the gift of life and give tribute to its power through community outreach and education.”

It has been reported that every year, 11,000 people die who are considered medically suitable for organ, tissue and cornea donation, yet only a fraction of the population donate.

You can make a difference in someone’s life today by registering at core.org.

If you are interested in learning more about CORE and what the organization does, you can get that information at the Grafton City Hospital Health Fair May 16-17, from 6:00-9:00 a.m. 

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