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Pause to Give Life

As part of Donate Life Month each April, several of our hospital partners pause for just a moment to recognize, celebrate, and honor all of the donor heroes who have given the gift of life over the last year.  The ceremony usually involves raising the Donate Life flag and holding and a moment in silence at 10:08am, to recognize that one donor can save eight lives (and touch so many others).

We’re so grateful that some of the busiest people in our community take the time to stop and give thanks for the incredible gifts of organ, eye, and tissue donation that save and heal lives every day.

2024 Resources

Planning Resources:

Pause to Give Guest speaker invite

Media Alert for PTG before event

2024 Pause to Give Life Verbiage (for use in hospital news sources)

2024 Pause to Give Life Verbiage (for use in hospital news sources –extended version)


Social Media Graphics:

Save the Date Poser (11×17 sized)

Save the Date Flyer (Letter-sized)

Save The Date Social Media Graphic

Social Media Event Graphic


Ceremony Resources:

Pause to Give Life Event Agenda

Common Questions and Answers PTG Ceremony

History of the Donate Life Flag


Inspiration Resources:

Recipient Story of Hope (Kenkita)

Recipient Story of Hope (Tanasia)

Poem / My Final Gift

Poem / Always In Our Hearts

Poem / Always There

2024 Participating Hospitals:

Ashe Memorial Hospital

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Caldwell Memorial Hospital

Carteret Hospital

Catawba Valley Medical Center

Central Carolina Hospital

Columbus Regional Hospital

J. Arther Dosher Hospital

Duke Raleigh

Duke Regional Hospital

ECU Health Medical Center

Frye Regional Medical Center

Moses Cone Hospital

Nash General Hospital

Novant Brunswick Medical Center

Novant Forsyth Medical Center

Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center

UNC Health Chapel Hill

UNC Health Rex

UNC Health Watauga Medical Center

WakeMed Cary Hospital

WakeMed North Hospital

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Click here to register your hospital to participate in the 2024 Pause to Give Life Flag Ceremony.



April 3, 2024



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