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Salem Health honors organ donors and families with walk of respect

Salem Health honors organ donors with walk of respect.


Salem Health holds walks of respect to show honor to patients at the end of their lives who are donating organs to others. Staff and the donor’s family line the hallway as the patient is wheeled through the intensive care unit. It’s both solemn and hopeful, full of grief and gratitude, a farewell to one and new life for up to eight others.

One of our own nurses is the recipient of an organ donation. Watch the video to hear her story and learn more about the walk of respect at Salem Hospital.

Learn more about organ donation at donatelifenw.org.

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