Posts Tagged 'National Donate Life Month'

Education Corner – Donate Life ECHO

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DONATE LIFE ECHO: EVERY COMMUNITY HAS OPPORTUNITY
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On a yearly basis, during the second and third full weeks of July, a two-week outreach campaign known as Donate Life ECHO is observed. This nationally-recognized initiative focuses on educating multicultural communities on the importance of donation and transplantation and registering ...

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Education Corner – Serology Testing for Deceased Organ Donors

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SEROLOGY TESTING FOR DECEASED ORGAN DONORS
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Serology Testing Basics

Why test donors? Donor screening for infectious diseases helps prevent unintentional disease transmission to recipients. It is also used to anticipate potential recipient infection and treat the recipient post-transplant.

What is tested? Testing kits are used to detect antigens, antibodies, ...

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Education Corner – April is National Donate Life Month!

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April is National Donate Life Month!

What is National Donate LIfe Month?

Observed each April, National Donate Life Month (NDLM) features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved and enhanced lives through the gift of donation. Organ procurement organizations, hospital and community partners team up for special events and initiatives to communicate the life-saving and healing power of donation, and the importance ...

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Education Corner – Donate Life Month

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APRIL IS
NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH!

DONATION  AND TRANSPLANTATION BY THE NUMBERS

The need for donation and transplantation in the U.S. (UNOS):Picture4

  • More than 121,000 people are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant.
  • Someone is added to the national waiting list every 10 minutes.
  • An average of 22 people ...
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Give Hope to Those Who Are Still Waiting

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With permission from our Board member George F. Bergstrom, FACHE, Vice President of Member Relations at the American Hospital Association (AHA), we are sharing an article written by Dr. Perlin which appeared in the April 3, 2015 edition of AHA News. Dr. Perlin is the 2015 Chairman of the AHA Board of Trustees and has professional experience in caring for transplant patients. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), and President of its clinical services ...

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