In honor of National Donate Life month in April, Plains Regional Medical Center is helping to save lives by launching a hospital and community campaign to increase organ and tissue donation education and registrations.
On Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m., Plains Regional Medical Center Administrator Hoyt Skabelund will show his support for donation and ask hospital employees and community members to join him in making a commitment to save lives through donation.
“On behalf of PRMC, we’re honored to play a role in this campaign,” said PRMC Administrator Hoyt Skabelund. “This campaign is consistent with our mission of improving the health of individuals, families and communities we serve.”
Plains Regional Medical Center will raise a Donate Life flag on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. joining 2500 hospitals across the U.S. to honor those who gave the “Gift of Life” and those who continue to wait. More than 106,000 people await life-saving organ transplants in the U.S. 650 of those waiting for transplants are members of our own community here in New Mexico. Plains Regional Medical Center wants the community of Clovis to have accurate information about organ and tissue donation, and encourage individuals to register as organ and tissue donors on their New Mexico driver’s license/ID card or online at www.NMdonor.org
The top 5 donation FACTS are:
- Registering to be a donor will NOT interfere with any life-saving medical care.
- People of any age and with any medical condition can register to be donors.
- There is never a cost to the family or estate for organ or tissue donation.
- An open casket funeral or cremation is possible after donation.
- All major religions support donation as a generous life-saving act.
One donor can save the lives of nine people through organ donation, and up to 50 more can be helped through tissue donation.
Make a decision to help others through the selfless gift of donation. To learn more and register visit www.NMdonor.org or call (505) 843-7672 for a free brochure.