Archbold Memorial Hospital was among a select group of hospitals from across the nation recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ, eye and tissue donor registries in the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Campaign.
Archbold conducted awareness and registration campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors and their communities about the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors, and increased the number of potential donors on Georgia’s Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. Archbold was awarded the silver award for their efforts during this year’s campaign.
“Archbold is a great champion for organ, eye and tissue donation,” said Jessica Burns, AGNP-C, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at Archbold Memorial Hospital. “This accomplishment is evidence that we are making a difference in the lives of people who are waiting for a transplant.”
The need for organ and tissue donation is real. Every 11 minutes a person is added to the national transplant waiting list that currently includes over 113,00 people. Sadly, approximately 22 people die daily because of a national organ shortage.
In Georgia, residents are urged to register for organ and tissue donation when a driver license is initially issued or renewed. Other options include visiting the Donate Life Georgia Organ and Tissue Donor Registry at www.DonateLifeGeorgia.org, or by calling 1-866-57-SHARE (74273).