- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Families of West Virginia-based organ donors will be recognized this weekend during a memorial ceremony in Charleston.

The Center for Organ Recover & Education will hold its third annual A Special Place ceremony on Sunday at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences.

Speakers will include a heart transplant recipient and a physician whose grandson was an organ donor.

The Pittsburgh-based center works with donor families and health care professionals to coordinate the surgical recovery of organs, tissues and corneas for transplants. It also facilities matching donated organs and placement of corneas.

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