Families and Staff to Gather at Covenant and Honor Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors Who Gave the Gift of Life

On Friday, Sept. 28, Gift of Life Michigan, Eversight, and Covenant HealthCare will host the annual Gift of Life flag raising ceremony at Covenant. Families and friends of organ, eye and tissue donors will gather with transplant recipients and hospital employees to honor and remember those who gave the gifts of life, sight and mobility.

The program will begin at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Covenant Cooper campus (700 Cooper, Saginaw). Shortly following, the group will gather around the flagpole in the front of 700 Cooper to raise the Donate Life flag.

One organ donor can save the lives of up to eight people and tissue donors can improve the lives of up to 75 patients. More than 64 percent of adults – 5 million people – in this state have now added their names to the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. That number has nearly tripled in the past 10 years.

To register in less than a minute online, go to www.golm.org.

Residents can also sign up at ExpressSOS.com or any Secretary of State branch office. Just ask the clerk to add your name.