Health Sciences North has received two awards for its advocacy and achievements in organ and tissue donation in Ontario.
The awards were presented to the hospital May 13 by Trillium Gift of Life Network, which promotes and co-ordinates organ and tissue donation and transplantation across Ontario.
Health Sciences North received the Hospital Achievement Award – Provincial Conversion Rate. Conversion rate refers to the percentage of actual organ donors achieved from the total number of potential eligible organ donors. The target conversion rate for Ontario hospitals is 67 per cent. Last year, Health Sciences North achieved a conversion rate of 91 per cent, one of the highest rates in Ontario.
The Trillium Gift of Life Network Award of Excellence is given to hospitals that meet or exceed the provincial target for conversion rates in four or more consecutive years. Health Sciences North is one of only three hospitals in Ontario to receive this award. Continue reading
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