Tulare Regional Medical Center earns Silver Recognition in donor registration effort

Visalia Times-Delta | Luis Hernandez

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Tulare Regional Medical Center received a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Silver Recognition for the effort to raise awareness and promote enrollment in the state’s organ donor registries.

The hospital’s awareness and registry campaigns included educating staff, patients, visitors and community members on the need for organ, eye, and tissue donors, increasing the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry.

The hospital’s campaign was between Aug. 1, 2014 and April 30.

TRMC’s efforts were part of a 29 percent increase in in enrollment among the hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign and a 56 percent increase in recognition over a previous phase.

The numbers’ increase is “a tribute to the work that so many have dedicated to this effort. Most important, since launching in 2011, the campaign had added more than 350,000 donor enrollments to state registries around the country, far surpassing the original goal of 300,000.” Continue reading