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Mon Well being System Celebrates Donate Life Month | Newsroom

Posted Date: 4/3/2023

Mon Health System Celebrates Donate Life Month

Mon Well being System is happy to hitch the Middle for Organ Restoration & Schooling (CORE) to lift consciousness about organ, tissue, and cornea donation, and to encourage everybody throughout Donate Life Month to register to be an organ donor.

Nationally, greater than 100,000 individuals are ready for an organ transplant, together with 2,500 folks in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. At the very least 20 will die every day with out receiving the transplant they so desperately want. Somebody is added to the transplant ready checklist each ten minutes.

“Nationwide Donate Life Month is a time after we acknowledge the facility of organ, tissue, and cornea donation to save lots of and heal lives; affirm the partnerships between CORE and the hospitals we serve that made potential practically 900 life-saving organ transplants in 2022; mobilize and encourage our native communities to register as donors,” stated Susan Stuart, President and CEO of CORE. “Most significantly, Nationwide Donate Life Month is a time after we honor the beneficiant donors and donor households whose choice to provide the reward of life has offered hope and therapeutic to so many in our group.”

Hospitals throughout Mon Well being System are internet hosting flag elevating ceremonies in April to acknowledge Donate Life Month. The ceremonies will happen at Midday on the flag in entrance of every facility on the dates beneath:

• April 11 | Mon Well being Medical Middle in Morgantown
• April 12 | Mon Well being Marion Neighborhood Hospital in White Corridor
• April 14 | Mon Well being Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood
• April 19 | Mon Well being Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston

“As a well being system, we’re uniquely positioned to not solely are inclined to the well being of our sufferers, however to encourage our group to be conscious of wellness in all facets of life,” stated David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Well being System and Government Vice President of Vandalia Well being. “The extra folks we are able to encourage to turn into organ donors, the higher we are able to serve our mission of enhancing the well being of the communities we serve, one individual at a time.”

Anybody generally is a potential donor no matter age, race, or medical historical past. People are inspired to speak with household and pals about registering as a donor. One organ donor can save as much as eight lives and a tissue donor can enhance the lives of greater than 100 others. To enroll, go to CORE.org/register.

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