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Hundreds of Utah organ donors honored

Posted - Aug. 28, 2010 at 4:20 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- A special ceremony Saturday honored Utahns who gave the ultimate gift to save the lives of complete strangers.

At Saturday's ceremony, 346 new names were added to the Wall of Honor in Library Square
At Saturday's ceremony, 346 new names were added to the Wall of Honor in Library Square

Family members, friends and strangers came together as 346 new donor names were added to the Wall of Honor in Library Square. Those in attendance remembered those who selflessly gave the gift of life to people they had never met.

"You just never know where your life's going to take you or what's going to happen," said Justin Morgan, an organ recipient. "For someone to give what they had to me, to give me a better life than what I would have had, is truly amazing."

There are currently more than 108,000 people in the U.S. waiting for an organ donation.

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