- Associated Press - Saturday, May 31, 2014

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A special recognition ceremony is being held at a West Columbia church to honor the organ, eye and tissue donors who offered life-enhancing or life-saving gifts to others.

Saturday’s ceremony is scheduled for the Brookland Baptist Church on Sunset Boulevard.

The event is sponsored by LifePoint, the state-wide organization that is the federally certified organ, eye and tissue procurement organization for South Carolina, except in Aiken and Edgefield counties.

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About 500 people are expected to attend to honor their family members and loved ones. A portion of the ceremony also marks LifePoint’s 30-year anniversary in the state.

LifePoint has held such ceremonies since the late 1990s, but this will be the first time media has been invited to attend.



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