PMC encourages public to  ‘Donate Life’

In recognition of National Donate Life Month, PMC celebrated by raising the Donate Life flag in front of Pikeville Medical Center. After the flag raising, at 10:08 a.m., there was a 1 minute, 8 seconds moment of silence. According to PMC CEO Donovan Blackburn, this was a nationwide event in which hospitals throughout the country took part. Blackburn said the 1 minute, 8 seconds interval represents the 108,000 people who are waiting for organ transplants in the country. According to Blackburn, approximately 1,000 of those are in Kentucky.