A ceremony is scheduled for noon today on the steps of the Indiana County Courthouse to mark National Donate Life Month. The ceremony is a collaboration of Indiana County officials at the Center for Organ Recovery Education, or CORE.
The Indiana County Commissioners will be joined by law enforcement, first responders and military personal to draw attention to organ donation. Speakers will include those in Indiana County who have benefited from organ donation.
More than 117,000 people across the nation are currently awaiting organ donation and 18 people die everyday due to the shortage in available organs.
Indiana County Coroner Mike Baker says Indiana County has been a leader across Pennsylvania in organ and tissue donation. Again, the event today is at noon on the steps of the courthouse.