Eden Medical Center Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
Eden Medical Center was among a select group of hospitals recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries. The national effort, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), collectively added more than 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries.
Eden Medical Center educated 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 on the state’s donor registry. Eden earned points for each activity implemented between October 2016 and April 2017 and was awarded silver recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.
Of the 1,102 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, 317 silver awards were awarded. See the full list of recognized hospitals here.
Five additional Sutter Health affiliates received recognition: Memorial Medical Center (platinum), Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (silver), Sutter Roseville (silver), CPMC (silver) and Mills-Peninsula (bronze).
This campaign is a special effort of HRSA’s Workplace Partnership for Life to mobilize the nation’s hospitals to increase the number of people in the country who are registered organ, eye and tissue donors and ultimately, the number of organs available for transplant. The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations. Working together, the teams leverage their communications resources and outreach efforts to most effectively spread word of the critical need for donors.
Eden Medical Center proudly worked with Donor Network West, the organ, eye and tissue procurement organization for Northern California and Nevada, on local campaigns. Anyone can register as a donor at DonorNetworkWest.org or at the DMV.