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BRMC earns recognition for promoting organ, eye, tissue donation

Posted on: 10/09/2020

Bradford Regional Medical Center earned national recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye and tissue donation registrations through the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.

BRMC was one of 1,700 organizations to participate in the 2020 national campaign to educate staff, patients, visitors and communities about the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donation, including registering as organ donors. The hospital earned recognition for conducting awareness and registry activities.

“We’re very proud to earn recognition for promoting the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation which is so vital for patients waiting for a transplant,” said Paula Platko, RN, director of nursing, BRMC.

The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of donation.

The 2020 hospital campaign efforts added 59,662 registrations to state registries, including registrations from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its inception in 2011, the campaign has generated 552,026 registrations as well as united donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations. Bradford Regional Medical Center worked with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education to leverage its outreach efforts.

Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the organ transplant waiting list, reaffirming the critical and growing need for registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. For more information about the WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, visit www.organdonor.gov/hospitals. or visit https://www.donatelife.net/register/ to sign up as a donor today.

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