Griffin gets award for raising awareness about organ donation
DERBY — Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, recently received the Health and Human Services Work Place for Life Silver Recognition Award from New England Donor Services for raising awareness about organ donation.
The WPFL Hospital Campaign encourages hospitals to coordinate donor awareness and registry enrollment activities with their staff, patients and community members. The goals of the campaign are to increase organ and tissue donation awareness in the surrounding community, cultivate a hospital culture that incorporates educating and registering potential donors as part of their standard mission, and provide online organ and tissue donor registration opportunities.
Last year, Griffin Hospital assisted with four organ donations that resulted in life-saving organ transplants for 12 people.
Partners in the WPFL campaign are committed to building awareness of the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation registration. According to New England Donor Services, there are more than 117,090 people in the U.S. and 1,343 in the state on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplants. One donor has the potential of saving up to nine lives through organ donation and can enhance the lives of 50 people through tissue donation.
For more information about organ donation, visit donatelife.net.