Fairbanks Memorial Hospital breaks ground on future organ donor memorial

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Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 4:41 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 Fairbanks Memorial Hospital broke ground on the development of a future memorial celebrating organ donors.

According to Marisa Sharrah, Development Program Manager for Foundation Health Partners, the memorial is predicted to be completed before the snow makes a return to Fairbanks. “We’re really shooting for completion of this project before the snow flies this year; hopefully the weather coordinates with us.”

Titled the Gift of Life, the memorial will be dedicated to celebrate those who save the lives of others through organ donation, while celebrating life in Alaska.

Sharrah told us, “Really the overall goal of this program is to honor and celebrate the lives, and also the life-saving gifts of organ donors of all kinds here at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.”

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