More than 100 Memorial Hospital employees lined the halls for the hospital's first Honor Walk. They paid their respects to a man whose life had ended but whose body would help others live.
Outside, a "Donate Life" flag flew, and it will be gifted to the family of the organ donor.
“I wanted to implement the Honor Walk at Memorial Hospital to show respect for the person that decides to make other people’s lives better with their decision to be an organ donor,” said Brenda Benson, director of trauma services. “And on Tuesday, we had the opportunity to do just that and to honor an individual that chose to be an organ donor. By his life ending, he was able to be a hero and save three lives in the community with his organs.”
Memorial Hospital will continue this tradition for each organ donor to grace its halls.
Organ donation can save up to 8 lives and up to 60 lives can be impacted by tissue donation.
If you'd like to be an organ donor, you can register here. You can also learn more about LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services and register as a donor at www.lifequestfla.org