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Donor quilt on display




The Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates will display the Donor Family Memorial Quilt in the front lobby of Pineville Community Hospital on April 27, in the front lobby of Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital on April 28, and in front the cafeteria at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital on April 29. The quilt will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

The quilt memorializes people who offered organ and tissue donations and transplantation to others. In the United States, more than 100,000 people are on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant. Of these, more than 750 are residents of Kentucky, including some in this community.

A information table staffed by a member of the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates will be at each site to allow community members to register on the newly created Kentucky Organ Donor Registry to be an organ door. Those who have signed their driver’s license for organ donation must also sign the registry.

For more information, call 859-967-2909. To have a free presentation about organ donation at a civic organization meeting, call Charlotte Wong at (800) 525-3456.


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