Flags raised to mark National Donate Life Month

Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 19:21:34-04

April is National Donate Life Month, and day one was celebrated at several valley hospitals.

It's a time to call attention to the need organ, eye and tissue donation. Survivors of donated organ transplants and the families of donors spoke at a launch event Friday. Representatives for Intermountain Donor Services stressed the importance of organ donation and how easy it is to become an organ donor.

"They could just say yes on their drivers license or their state ID, or they can go online to and it takes about a minute and a half to sign up, so it's really quite easy and one person can save up to nine lives," said Alex McDonald, Director of Public Education, Intermountain Donor Services.

Flags bearing the words "Donate Life" will fly at local hospitals this month to mark the occasion. It is hoped that as people see the flags, they will consider being an organ donor.