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Quilt honors donor heroes
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April is National Donate Life Month.


Tennessee Donor Services has been collecting quilt squares and creating memorial quilts to honor donors since 2004. Today, there are 20 quilts in this collection. The Tennessee County Clerk Tour of Quilts exhibits the special handmade quilts in clerk’s offices during April.


One will be displayed in the office of Warren County Clerk Lesa Scott.


“It is an honor for our office to be part of recognizing our donor heroes in this way,” said Scott. “We hope to create a connection with our citizens that will lead to greater awareness about organ and tissue donation.”


Each quilt square was lovingly created by a donor family and carefully joined to others, with each thread representing the link they have to one another. The quilts are a visual and heartfelt tribute to the many lives touched by organ and tissue donation.


“This is a unique opportunity to experience the donation story,” said Scott. “Each quilt square is as varied as the person it represents. The collection reminds us that organ and tissue donation touches people from every walk of life, in all corners of our nation.”


Each organ and tissue donor has a profound and far-reaching impact. Their lifesaving gifts or organ donation can save as many as eight lives, and their life-improving gifts of tissue, such as bone, skin, and corneas, can directly impact as many as 75 others.


Residents can make donations to Tennessee Donor Services when tags are renewed. Donations of $1 or more are accepted.Each organ and tissue donor has a profound and far-reaching impact. Their lifesaving gifts or organ donation can save as many as eight lives, and their life-improving gifts of tissue, such as bone, skin, and corneas, can directly impact as many as 75 others.


Residents can make donations to Tennessee Donor Services when tags are renewed. Donations of $1 or more are accepted.