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The Medical Center, Navicent Health Nationally Recognized for Organ Donation Efforts

Hospital Participates in National Campaign to Promote Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

LifeLink® of Georgia has announced The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) achieved Platinum Recognition in a national campaign to promote organ, eye and tissue donation through enrollment in state organ donor registries.

MCNH conducted awareness and registration campaigns as part of the national Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Campaign in order to educate staff, patients, visitors and community members about the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors. By doing so, MCNH assisted in increasing the number of potential donors on Georgia’s Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.

“The Medical Center, Navicent Health is a great champion for organ, eye, and tissue donation. We are proud of this accomplishment and applaud Navicent Health for making a difference in the lives of the more than 5,600 Georgians that are currently waiting for transplant. It is because of these professionals’ unyielding dedication to saving lives that we applaud their achievements,” said Chuck Massey, Hospital Development Liaison with LifeLink of Georgia.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, the WPFL campaign brings national partners, including MCNH, together to educate communities on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Participating hospitals received platinum, gold, silver or bronze level recognition by earning points for awareness and registry activities conducted between May 2015 and April 2016. The WPFL campaign has added 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide since 2011.

“We are pleased that our organization has received this national accolade in recognition of our employees’ tireless efforts to save lives through organ donation. Navicent Health encourages the members of our community to commit to becoming an organ donor. Passing along the gift of life to someone in need is a beautiful act,” said Dr. Christopher Hendry, Chief Medical Officer for MCNH.

The need for organ and tissue donation is vital. Every 11 minutes another person is added to the national transplant waiting list that currently lists over 123,000 people. Sadly, approximately 22 people die daily because of the organ shortage.

To register your decision to be an organ, tissue and eye donor visit Donate Life Georgia’s Organ and Tissue Donor Registry at www.donatelifegeorgia.org or call 1-866-57-SHARE (74273), or say YES to donation when you apply for or renew your driver license or state identification card through Georgia’s Department of Driver Services. For more information about organ and tissue donation in Georgia visit LifeLink at www.LifeLinkFoundation.org. For information about the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, visit http://organdonor.gov/howhelp/hospitalcampaign.html.


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