Alabama Organ Center to honor donors

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The Alabama Organ Center is holding an event to remember the organ donors who gave the gift of life during the previous calendar year.

The AOC will hold its annual "Service of Remembrance" at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 in the Norton Theater of the Norton Campus Center at Birmingham-Southern College.

Each donor family in attendance is presented with a bronze Gift of Life medallion and wind chimes. These tokens of appreciation serve to remind the family of their unselfish gift to a stranger.

Each donor family is asked to bring a photo of their loved one to be displayed during the service and to write a tribute to their loved one to be read aloud as presentations are made. Families also may bring a quilt square to be incorporated into the Alabama Donor Family Quilt that travels around the state with AOC speakers to promote and educate about organ donation.