Yale Daily News | Marianna Lopez-Rojas
If Yale-New Haven Hospital officials have it their way, the hospital will break the Guinness World Record for organ donors registered in eight hours.
The hospital announced yesterday that it is taking on the challenge of breaking the current one-day donor world record next Monday to raise awareness about organ donation during the Barack Obama administration’s National Donate Life month. This is the first time the hospital has challenged the community to participate in a Guinness World Record, said Yale-New Haven spokesman Mark Dantonio at a Monday press conference in the Park Street Auditorium.
“Organ transplant is a life-saving procedure, but the supply of organs is too scarce,” said Sukru Emre, director of the Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center. “We hope this event will spotlight the critical need for more registered organ donors and be part of the Guinness World Records.”
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