Bayhealth Honored for Work Toward Organ Donations

CAPE GAZETTE | Bayhealth
Bayhealth was recently honored by the Gift of Life Donor Program during the third annual Donate Life flag raising ceremony at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus.
One organ, eye, and tissue donor can save and heal more than 75 lives. Yet 22 people die every day waiting for an organ with a new patient added to the donation waiting list every 10 minutes. As part of National Donate Life Month, Bayhealth and other local healthcare organizations were recently honored by the Gift of Life Donor Program during the third annual Donate Life flag raising ceremony at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus.

In total, there are currently 118,000 women, men and children waiting for an organ donation. According to Donate Life America, roughly 95 percent of Americans are in favor of organ donation, but only 54 percent are registered. Through Donate Life Month, Bayhealth and the Gift of Life Donor Program are encouraging people to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. They're also celebrating those who have saved lives through organ donations. Officials from Nanticoke and Christiana Care were on hand for the event to be honored along with Bayhealth for the strides made to improve organ donation processes.

To help facilitate life-saving organs and tissues, Bayhealth partners with Gift of Life Donor Program. They also work with the Delaware Donation Performance Improvement Initiative to improve transplant processes and increase the number of people receiving transplants. Continue reading
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