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KSL News) Blood and organ donations are always needed. In Salt Lake City, hundreds of people gathered at Library Square to honor lifesaving donors.
During the last year, 270 people donated organs, eyes, blood and tissue for transplants.
One family that is especially grateful is the Herrin family. Daughter Maliyah had a kidney transplant following a separation surgery from her sister.
Her mother, Erin, donated the kidney. She said, "I wasn't nervous. I felt better than I had in a long time. I felt like I had given my daughter life. The selfless act is probably the greatest act of love and generosity."
Today's ceremony took place near the Celebration of Life Donor Monument.
It is one of only a handful of permanent tributes to donors in the nation.