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Grand Strand residents to link hands for life

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - In honor of National Donate Life Month, an event to raise awareness about the need for more organ donations has been scheduled this month.

LifePoint and Donate Life South Carolina have organized the third Grand Strand Linking Hands for Life to help raise awareness about the need for more organ, eye and tissue donors.

The event will be Sunday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. in downtown Myrtle Beach.

A brief ceremony in Plyler Park will be followed by those in attendance linking hands down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, as a symbolic chain of remembrance and thanksgiving that will represent the cycle of life.

Currently, more than 121,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list and approximately 1,000 of them are on the South Carolina waiting list.

Since the great need for more organ, eye and tissue donors continues to grow, April is designated as National Donate Life Month by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Transplantation. LifePoint and Donate Life South Carolina join other organ and tissue transplantation organizations across the country in recognizing this designation.

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