St. Luke's honored with award for donor program

Northland News Center | McKenizie Scott

Duluth, MN ( -- Losing someone is hard...but sometimes the loss is easier to bear when that loss of life can save someone else.

St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth was just honored with a special award from "LifeSource Workplace" for its organ, eye and tissue donation program.

From 2014 to 2015 the hospital assisted with 22 organ donors and more than 300 tissue donors.

Hospital spokespeople say this award reflects the importance of spreading the word about organ donation.

Barb Boettcher, the Nurse Manager for Critical Care said "We've been working to support those families through donation for many years... and now we are able to support our community and their understanding of the benefits of donation". Continue reading