Promote Organ Donation to Save Lives
Mon, 5/03/2010 3:46 PM
Methodist North Hospital recently partnered with Community Tissue Services and the Mid-South Transplant Foundation to promote tissue and organ donation awareness.
“Organ and tissue donation can save and improve lives in the Mid-South and across the nation,” said Lynne Wilson, MSN, RN, CNOR, Administrative Director at Methodist North. “Joining the donor registry gives hope to those in need of organ and tissue transplants, while leaving a legacy of generosity for the donor and his or her family.”
Several awareness seminars and educational activities were hosted to promote organ donation throughout the hospital. The Mid-South Transplant Foundation, a federally designated Organ Procurement Organization, sponsored a flag-raising ceremony to further generate awareness about donations. The ceremony was conducted by Boy Scout Troop #17 on a flagpole located near the front entrance of Methodist North Hospital.
Methodist North’s efforts for getting people signed to the tissue and organ donor registry will help the more than 2,288 Tennessee residents who are waiting to receive life-saving hearts, livers, lungs, kidneys and other organs.
For more information on how to become an organ and tissue donor, visit the Tennessee Donor Registry.
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