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Belmont Community Hospital active in organ donation awareness

The "Torch of Life" made a stop at Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire on Thursday morning just in time to recognize the month of April as "Donate Life" month (WTOV).

The "Torch of Life" made a stop at Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire on Thursday morning just in time to recognize the month of April as "Donate Life" month.

Thursday's honoree was Amanda Rosepapa, who donated several organs following her tragic passing in 2010.

The event raises awareness for organ donation and the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America, set for June in Cleveland.

A Lifeline of Ohio spokesperson said Belmont Community Hospital has been very active in raising awareness for the cause.

"What they wanted to encourage hospitals to do was awareness events, so people were aware of the need, or organ tissue and eye donation and also sign people up and do education as well, and so Belmont really embraced that," said Kathy Warhola of Lifeline of Ohio.

Belmont Community Hospital is a 2-year recipient of the gold award -- one of the top recognitions.

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