Missouri organ donation: organ donor wall unveiled at a hospital

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An organ donor honor wall has been unveiled on Thursday at the Mosaic Life Care hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Delores and Clay Ferguson were there to honor two loved ones on opposites sides of an organ donation.

“It’s a legacy of hope and life,” Delores said. “It’s just a wall that represents those that gave. It’s an honor to have my family’s name on it.”

The new wall includes the names of organ donors, including Clay’s father, Gene Ferguson, on individual leaves on a tree. Gene passed away in 2014 and was inspired to become an organ donor by his grandson Colton, son of Delores and Clay, who received a cadaver skin graft more than 20 years ago.

“It changed our life,” Delores, a registered nurse at Mosaic, said. “It gave us hope and it gave him a life and hope for the future.”

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If you wish to become a registered organ donor in Missouri, please register on our Missouri organ donation page.

Source: News-Press Now

Photo source: Dougal Brownlie | St. Joseph News-Press