Congrats to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs!  |  October 3, 2012


Memorial Hospital facilitated the most tissue donations of any hospital in Colorado last year, earning recognition for this life-saving work from the Colorado Hospital Association and Donor Alliance.

Memorial was recognized for its “outstanding efforts in promoting organ and tissue donation in Colorado.’’ Donor Alliance’s COO Jennifer Prinz and CHA President and CEO Steven Summer presented the award during the 87th annual meeting of CHA in Vail.

Donor Alliance and CHA created the awards in recognition of the commitment of Colorado hospitals, medical centers and health care professionals to saving lives through organ and tissue donation.

Memorial, now a part of University of Colorado Health, facilitated the most tissue donations in 2011 with 58 donors, as well as 11 organ donors, resulting in 36 organs transplanted. Each donor has the potential to save up to eight lives through organ donation and save and heal more than 100 through the gift of tissue donation. Last year in Colorado 134 organ donors and 966 tissue donors provided vital organs and healing tissue to thousands in need.

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