St. Luke's & Lake View Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth and Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors were among hospitals nationally recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries. The hospitals earned the recognition through a campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added 400,00 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide since 2011.
In 2015 and 2016, St. Luke's cared for five organ donors saving 13 lives, and two tissue donors with the potential impact up to 120 people over the next five years. St. Luke's conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors and community members about the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors in the state's donor registry.
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