Ogdensburg hospital joins organ, eye, tissue donor network
OGDENSBURG -- Recently, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center joined the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network in the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign sponsored by the Division of Transplantation, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This campaign challenges hospitals to educate employees, patients, visitors, and the community about the crucial need for organ, eye, and tissue donation. We encourage individuals to register as donors and provide them with opportunities to sign up. The campaign, which has helped to register more than 419,000 people to state registries, aims to add more donor designations by May 2018.“The importance of becoming an organ donor is crucial, there simply are not enough organs needed for the hundreds of thousands of people on the transplant waiting list.” “What better gift is there to give, than the gift of life?” said Stefany Carville, BSN, RN, CHMC’s Organ Donation Liaison.
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is aiming to register 50 new organ donor designations to the state registry to contribute to the national goal and to earn national recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for conducting activities that promote enrollment in state organ donor registries. “We will earn points for each activity we implement between October 1 and April 30, 2018 and will be recognized nationally for collecting enough points to reach a platinum, gold, silver, or bronze level,” explained Carville.
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network need your involvement and support. We are asking our entire hospital community to help us educate staff members, patients and their families, visitors, and the extended community on the critical need for organ donation.
If you are interested in becoming actively involved in CHMC’s campaign, contact Stefany Carville, BSN, RN at [email protected]. In the months ahead, you’ll be hearing more about CHMC’s participation in this important campaign, so please stay tuned.
“And please take a few minutes today to add your name to our state’s donor registry. Someday you may save a life,” Carville concluded. Visit www.donatelife.ny.gov to find out how.