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Ceremony honors organ donations

More than 118,000 Americans are waiting for the life-saving gift of an organ transplant. Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center will host a “Donate Life” flag-raising event at noon Wednesday, April 5 at 407 E. Third St. to recognize community members whose lives have been touched by organ donation. There will be a brief service, readings and bagpipe music. Coffee and cookies will be served.

If you support donation, experts say the best thing to do is document your decision and tell your family. You can register to be a donor when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or state ID, or by visiting

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