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UK Transplant Center earns national recognition for promoting organ, eye and tissue donation

UK Transplant Center earns national recognition
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UK HealthCare has earned national recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across Kentucky through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading word about the importance of donation.

The WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign challenges hospitals and healthcare organizations to “let life bloom” by educating their staff, patients, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation, including offering opportunities to register as organ donors. UK HealthCare earned Platinum recognition for conducting awareness and registry activities between October 2020 and April 2021, and for responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and navigating those changes and challenges. 

UK HealthCare was one of 1,657 organizations to participate in the 2021 campaign.

“In a year of unprecedented challenges for the healthcare community, UK transplant is thankful that promotion and recognition around organ donation continued.  UK Healthcare has always been a strong partner in the donation and transplantation community, understanding the importance of the gift of life,” said Roberto Gedaly, MD, FACS, Director, UK Transplant Center.

Every ten minutes, another person is added to the organ transplant waiting list, reaffirming the critical and growing need for registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. For more information about the WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, visit www.organdonor.gov/hospitals. Visit https://registermeky.org to sign up as a donor today! 

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