FIVE COLORADO HOSPITALS HONORED FOR ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION ACHIEVEMENTS  |  September 18, 2013

This year St. Anthony Hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Parkview Medical Center and Rose Medical Center were recognized with Ending the Wait awards for their outstanding efforts in promoting organ and tissue donation in Colorado. The Ending the Wait awards are presented annually by Donor Alliance, the organ procurement organization serving Colorado and most of Wyoming, and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). The award recognizes the commitment of Colorado hospitals, medical centers and healthcare professionals to saving lives through organ and tissue donation.

“Together with the Colorado Hospital Association, we are honored to once again publically recognize hospitals in our service area who have risen as leaders in donation and transplantation,” said Sue Dunn, president and CEO of Donor Alliance. “Outstanding leadership, as demonstrated by these award winners, is what helps save hundreds of lives through transplantation in Colorado each year.”

Last year in Colorado 126 organ donors and 1,017 tissue donors provided vital organs and healing tissue to thousands in need. Also, at the close of 2012, nearly 67 percent of Colorado’s licensed drivers and ID card holders had joined the Donate Life Colorado Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. However, there are still currently more than 2,200 people in Colorado waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, so Donor Alliance and CHA know their efforts are not complete.

For more information about this year’s Ending the Wait award recipients view the full press release HERE.

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