CCMC to host ‘Gift of Life’ program

PARKERSBURG – Camden Clark Medical Center and Lifeline of Ohio will make a formal presentation in the Shawls of Support program at 11:30 a.m. today in the hospital South Tower.

Lifeline of Ohio is an organ donation organization.

The program was started 2012 by Lifeline of Ohio through bereavement services coordinator Jenny Hoover. The Shawls of Support program provides a handmade shawl to the family of those who give the “Gift of Life” through organ donation.

The handmade one-of-a-kind shawls are made by donor families, recipients and volunteers, each shawl is entirely unique in color and style and is made by hand.

After a summer filled with crocheting and knitting, Lifeline of Ohio has received enough shawls to begin distributing them to donor families.

Knitted caps also will be given to honor those under the age of 2. The cap will be placed on the head of the donor at the conclusion of the recovery and will then be given to the family of the donor by the funeral home.