By writer to www.patriotledger.com
City officers have proclaimed April as “Donate Life” month.
BRAINTREE — Each Mayor Charles Kokoros and the city council have each proclaimed April as “Donate Life” month within the city to encourage organ donation.
A “Donate Life” flag is flying in entrance of city corridor all this month.
Kokoros stated that the city normally holds a ceremony annually to mark the event, bringing collectively relations of organ and tissue donors and people who have had their lives saved by a donation. However because of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing necessities, the ceremony couldn’t be held this yr.
The ceremony would acknowledge donors like Lucas Flint, a 21-year-old Emerson Faculty scholar who was killed when he was struck by a automobile pushed by an alleged drunken driver in December, 2018. Flint’s coronary heart, left lung, each kidneys and liver went to donors, saving 5 lives. A billboard with Flint’s image encouraging organ donations is at Plain and Hancock Streets close to the Registry of Motor Automobiles workplace.
After Christopher Duffy died of a mind aneurysm at age 35, donations of his corneas and tissue helped 45 individuals in 19 states.
Kokoros stated this month is an opportunity to recollect Flint and Duffy.
“We’re ceaselessly indebted for the reward of life they selflessly gave,” the mayor stated.
He additionally acknowledged the onerous work accomplished by the moms of the boys, Sandra Duffy and Susan Flint, to advertise organ and tissue donations.
To grow to be an organ donor you possibly can register when renewing your driver’s license on the Registry of Motor Automobiles or on-line at RegisterMe.org.