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Medical Center, Navicent Health Wins Gold in National Workplace Partner for Life Campaign

National Campaign Seeks to Increase Organ Donation Nationwide

MACON, GA (Wednesday, November 25, 2015) – LifeLink® of Georgia is pleased to announce that The Medical Center, Navicent Health has received its Gold Award for organ, eye and tissue donation and registration efforts through the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign (WPFL).

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, the campaign brings together national partners; local and regional organ, eye and tissue donation organizations; and hospitals throughout the nation to educate communities on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. The 736 hospitals participating in WPFL received gold, silver, and bronze level recognition by earning points for awareness and registry activities between August 1, 2014 and April 20, 2015.

“We are pleased that our organization has received this accolade for their tireless efforts. They are fighting for a good cause, the continuation of life. They are helping to perpetuate the cycle of life. It’s just a beautiful thing, and we are very proud of their accomplishment,” said Dr. Christopher Hendry,  Interim Chief Medical Officer for Navicent Health.

“The Medical Center, Navicent Health is a great champion for organ, eye, and tissue donation. We are proud of their accomplishments and applaud The Medical Center, Navicent Health for making a difference in the lives of the more than 5,300 Georgians that are currently waiting for transplant,” said Chuck Massey, Hospital Development Specialist with LifeLink of Georgia.

According to LifeLink of Georgia, approximately 79 Americans receive life-saving organ transplants each day, and thousands more benefit from cornea and tissue transplants. These extraordinary gifts have been generously donated by ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds who took just a few moments to indicate their decisions to become donors. Every 11 minutes, another person is added to the national transplant waiting list that currently includes more than 123,000 people who are awaiting organs such as kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, heart and lungs. Sadly, approximately 22 people die daily because they did not receive a needed organ in time.

To designate your decision to be an organ, tissue and eye donor, join Donate Life Georgia’s Organ and Tissue Donor Registry at www.donatelifegeorgia.org or call 1-866-57-SHARE (74273).

For information about WPFL, please visit http://organdonor.gov/howhelp/hospitalcampaign.html. To learn more about organ and tissue donation in Georgia, please visit LifeLink® at www.lifelinkfoundation.org.


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