Pinwheels at UVA Medical Center honor Donate Life Month

UVA Health places pinwheels at Medical Center in honor of Donate Life Month

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Color pinwheels now decorate part of the UVA Medical Center to mark Donate Life Month.

The 1,000 pinwheels celebrate the lives touched by organ donation at UVA’s Transplant Center and across the commonwealth.

“Our number one goal is to bring awareness to the need of organ donation and encourage individuals to register to be an organ donor,” Amy Schmidt-Morris said.

Each leaf on the pinwheel represents organ, eye, tissue, and living donors. Butterflies were also placed near the pinwheels to represent transformation transplant surgery.

You can register to be a donor at Donate Life Virginia or the next time you visit the DMV.

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