Pause to Give Life

by May 4, 2023Health, South Brunswick, Southport Oak Island

Dosher Memorial Hospital partnered with Miracles in Sight to promote the mission of organ and tissue donation.

Dosher Memorial Hospital was among dozens of hospitals that simultaneously held a statewide Donate Life flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence on Wednesday April 5. This event promoted the mission of organ, eye and tissue donation while honoring donors, donor families, recipients and those who are waiting for a life-saving transplant in North Carolina.

The Pause to Give Life event commenced with a flag-raising ceremony at 10:08 am followed by a moment of silence for 30 seconds to honor organ donors and their families. The time of 10:08 highlights that one donor can save eight lives, and the 30-second moment of silence recognizes that more than 3,000 patients are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant in North Carolina.

Jeanne Brown Busch and Lynda Stanley

The ceremony included remarks from Dosher President and CEO Lynda Stanley, Dosher Chief of Department of Medicine Dr. Joseph Hatem and Dosher Surgical Services Patient Transporter Jeanne Brown-Busch, whose son was an organ donor.

Meeky Powell, a community representative from Miracles in Sight, Dosher’s eye donation partner, was present for the event at an outreach table set up in the Dosher lobby. Powell connected with several hospital visitors, distributed information and addressed individual questions about eye, organ and tissue donation.

“We appreciate everyone’s participation at this event and are grateful that Ms. Brown-Busch generously shared her son’s story,” Stanley says. “The presence of a donor family member makes an occasion like this much more personal.”

Meeky Powell Miracles in Sight Dosher Hospital

Dosher Memorial Hospital of Southport is a critical access hospital serving Smithville Township and the surrounding areas. In addition to an emergency department and a 25-bed patient care unit, Dosher operates a network of medical and surgical services in our local area which includes six primary care clinics, a Convenient Care, a general surgery practice, and a women’s health clinic, with other major service lines including orthopedics, pain management, cardiac rehab, speech and physical therapy, and hyperbaric wound care.

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About Miracles in Sight
Miracles in sight is one of the largest eye banks in the world, helping to restore sight and changes lives for thousands of patients each year. They provide ophthalmologists with high-quality tissue for corneal transplants and partner with innovators around the world to develop new, cutting-edge processes and products to meet ophthalmic challenges as they evolve.