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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hospital presents program on organ donation

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TORRINGTON >> Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has joined LifeChoice Donor Services in a National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign aimed at educating employees, patients, visitors and the community about the crucial need for organ, eye, and tissue donation.

A representative from LifeChoice Donor Services will be available in the cafeteria, 540 Litchfield Street, Ground Floor, on Monday, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to provide more information and donor registration sign-up. The campaign, which has helped to register more than 325,000 enrollments to state registries, aims to add more donor designations by May 2016.

Lifechoice is an Organ procurement organization (OPO) that facilitates the organ and tissue donation process for CHH. OPOs are responsible for honoring an individual’s decision to donate when they have joined a donor registry and providing compassionate support to families. OPOs also evaluate potential donors for medical suitability, assist with the placement of organs for transplant, and facilitate the recovery of both organs and tissues.

For more information about the organ/tissue donation process, visit www.lifechoiceOPO.org.

 

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