MACON, Georgia (KBTV)- 3,600 people are waiting for an organ transplant in Georgia, and Atrium Health has been active in helping people get them.
Through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center and Atrium Health Navicent Peach have been able to increase donor registrations. There’s a critical need for organs, eye and tissue donation, including offering opportunities to register as organ donors.
“We are honored to receive this national recognition for the work our teammates do each day to improve health and wellness, elevate hope and advance healing for all,” says Atrium Health Navicent Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrice Walker.
Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center earned platinum recognition, and Atrium Health Navicent Peach earned bronze recognition for raising awareness and registry activities between October 2021 and April 2022, even as the hospitals continued to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
During the 2021-2022 campaign cycle, Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center and Atrium Health Navicent Peach were among 87 participating hospital partners within the LifeLink® service area.
Chuck Massey, hospital development team leader for LifeLink of Georgia says,”We are thankful for the dedication of Atrium Health Navicent staff who support our mission to save lives through organ donation. Their effort in organ and tissue donation education and registering donors is appreciated by the thousands who are currently on the transplant waiting list.”
Everyone can become an organ and tissue donor when they get their license or state I.D card. For more information about the WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, visit http://www.organdonor.gov/hospitals.