Reading Health Raises Special Flag To Signify Commitment To Organ Donations

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Reading Health System has raised a "2017 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge" flag at the 5th Avenue entrance of Reading Hospital to signify its commitment to raising awareness of the importance of organ donations.

Reading Health System is participating in the 2017 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. The challenge, which runs from April 1 through August 31, 2017, encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to implement strategies that increase awareness and enrollment in state organ donor registries.

Organ donations save lives. One organ, tissue and eye donor may save up to eight lives and enhance the lives of up to 75 others. Nationally, 118,000 people are waiting for a transplant, and 22 people die each day because an appropriate match was not found in time.

In our region, more than 5,400 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Continue reading

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