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VIDEO: Inaugural flag ceremony in Red Wing promotes impact of organ donation

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A flag raised Monday, April 15, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing serves as a visual reminder of the impact one person can make when they register to be an organ donor.

A single donor can help up to 75 people, according to Life Source, a nonprofit organ donation organization serving Minnesota, portions of western Wisconsin and the Dakotas.

Mayo Clinic Health System staff gathered for an inaugural ceremony in Red Wing to raise a "Donate Life" flag at the medical center. The event coincided with National Donate Life Month in April.

Organ donor resources

Find organ donor statistics at www.organdonor.gov/statistics-stories.html

Register to be a donor at www.lifesourcedonorregistry.org

Michael Brun

Michael Brun joined RiverTown Multimedia at the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2013, covering county government, health and local events.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program.

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