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Latest Organ donation taskforce Stories

2014-02-22 23:03:07

Bones, skin and corneas enhance thousands of lives in New Jersey. New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for nearly 5,000 New Jerseyans awaiting life-saving transplants, today announced that 2013 marked the highest year in tissue recovery in the organization’s history. Last year, many more New Jerseyans benefited through the generous donation of bone, skin and corneas, marking a...

2014-01-24 23:23:20

California Transplant Donor Network, third largest nonprofit in the country devoted to saving and improving lives through donation, had more than 2,000 tissue donors in 2013, meaning corneas for the sight impaired and skin for burn victims, among others. Also recovered more than 900 organs for transplantation. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 California Transplant Donor Network completed its fourth year as a tissue recovery agency with a new high mark of 2,006 eye and tissue donors...

2014-01-22 12:26:30

Local organ procurement organization announces increase in driver's license office registration and lives saved through donation and transplantation DENVER, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A record 463 people received lifesaving organ transplants in 2013 thanks to 148 selfless donors in Colorado and Wyoming, according to Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving the...

2014-01-13 20:21:32

Sets new national record for donation because of the generosity of donors and their families PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gift of Life Donor Program-the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware-announced that the organization coordinated the recovery of 1,228 life-saving organs from 447 generous individuals in 2013--the highest number of organ donors ever...

2013-08-30 10:48:35

Finding could be used to increase living kidney donation Socioeconomic status is a more important barrier to living kidney donation than cultural factors, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may be useful for determining ways to increase living kidney donation in the United States. Living donor kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with kidney failure. It is well described...

2013-08-06 23:21:46

Camden Couple Participates in a Donor Chain Involving 20 People and 10 Hospitals from Coast To Coast CAMDEN, NJ (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Betty and Orlando Gonzalez, of Camden, have shared many special years together. So when Orlando, 50, needed a kidney transplant, his wife, Betty, stepped up to donate. Unfortunately, Orlando and Betty’s blood types did not match. So the staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center—the only organ transplant facility in South Jersey—entered them into a...

2013-07-30 23:28:31

VideoDonor is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. VideoDonor seeks to raise the awareness of organ donation through real life stories that focus on the importance of having ‘The Donation Conversation'. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Would you share your organ donor stories or status by uploading a video clip on VideoDonor? People share what there making for dinner, where there going on vacation and every moment of it, there embarrassing Vegas photos,...

2013-06-05 12:31:31

- Recent Case of Philadelphia Girl Heightens Need for More Organ Donors across the State - PITTSBURGH, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and parts of New York, is encouraging Pennsylvania state legislators to express their support for the Donate Life PA Act, a series of bills that is expected to be...

2013-06-03 20:20:58

Support Best Practices for Donation, Education & Local Collaboration PHILADELPHIA, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Right now, more than 6,500 individuals in Gift of Life Donor Program's service area are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant; 90 of these are children. Gift of Life--the region's non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware--is working diligently with...

2013-04-18 21:25:28

Support for altruistic kidney donation has more than doubled since 2001; support for all types of organ donation increasing Good news for anyone needing a transplant; a new Mayo Clinic survey shows that the public's support for both living and deceased organ donation is increasing. Eighty-four percent of respondents said they would be very or somewhat likely to consider donating a kidney or a portion of their liver to a close friend or family member in need, and an astounding 49 percent...