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Tearful video shows hospital workers mourning dying organ donor on his way to the operating room

Cheryl Kahla
Oct 05, 2018
09:22 A.M.
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"The Walk of Respect," or "Honor Walk" is a tradition in most hospitals. It is the last farewell to the great hero who donated his organs.

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The donor's family, the recipients family and the medical personnel line the hallways as the dying patient or their body gets wheeled into the operating room.

It's a sacred moment because there are currently more than 114,000 American citizens waiting to receive a vital organ.

A new person is added to the list every 10 minutes. Beautiful yet heartbreaking video of an Honor Walk can be seen below.

Source: Facebook/St. Luke's Health System

Source: Facebook/St. Luke's Health System

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Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. One such Honor Walk at St. Luke's Merdian Hospital in Boise, Idaho, recently went viral.

The video was uploaded to Facebook less than a week ago and had already been viewed more than 289,000 times with 3,200 shares.

Source: Facebook/St. Luke's Health System

Source: Facebook/St. Luke's Health System

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St. Luke's personnel explained in the caption that their halls of the ICU were lined with loved ones as a second patient this week provided "the life-saving gift of organ donation."

They also thanked the family for allowing them to honor and share the beautiful moment on social media.

Source: Facebook/St. Luke's Health System

Source: Facebook/St. Luke's Health System

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The patient wasn't identified, other than informing their followers that he was a 53-year-old man who was moved from ICU to the operating room.

His life support was then switched off and passed away within minutes. His organs were harvested, and a life was saved.

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Earlier this year, the 41-year-old Cletus "Clete Schnieders was also honored at a hospital in Cincinnati after he passed away.

His kidneys and liver when to patients on the waiting list. Schneiders also donated his tissue and corneas, and benefited 50 other patients.

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One of those patients, John Mock, reached out to Schnieders' wife. He said:

"I wanted to thank this family for saving my life — I would be dead without them — and offer my condolences."

Mock met with Schneiders' wife Carrie and three children, and the beautiful reunion was captured on film. He is now a close family friend.

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