MADISON (WKOW) -- More than 85 flags were raised simultaneously across Wisconsin on Monday morning to mark the start of National Donate Life Month.
The flags were raised at 10:08 a.m. The time symbolizes that one donor can save up to eight lives. Almost three million people have signed up on the Donor Registry in Wisconsin.
"It's just been such a benefit for me and my grieving process to know that he's been able to give others the chance to live and laugh the way that he had for so many years," said Lisa Buechner, wife of an organ donor.
Buechner's husband died of a brain aneurysm at the gym. His organs saved the lives of 6 people. If you're interested in being an organ donor, you can sign up here.