ASTS joins HRSA in recognizing hospitals, transplant centers, and donation organizations for national organ donation efforts in the 2019 Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.
The Health Resources and Services Administration recently recognized more than 1,460 transplant centers and hospitals, including 339 small and rural hospitals, for their efforts to promote organ donation registration.
The campaign challenges hospitals and healthcare organizations to “let life bloom” by educating their staff, patients, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation and by offering them opportunities to sign up as donors. Working with organ procurement organizations, “Donate Life America” affiliates, and state healthcare associations, hospital partners added more than 48,000 donor registrations to state registries between October 2018 and April 2019. Hospitals earned platinum, gold, silver, and bronze recognition based on the number of outreach activities they implemented and donor registrations they prompted. The campaign has generated more than 492,000 registrations since it began in 2011.
The 2019 campaign saw a nearly 16% increase in participation from the 2018 campaign. See a list of all partners recognized.
ASTS is proud to be one of 10 national partners supporting this initiative, and we encourage more hospitals, state hospital associations, and donation organizations across the country to join this important effort to help increase donor registration. For information about joining, visit the Hospital Campaign page here.