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News and Events for Healthcare Professionals

News items and events intended for healthcare professionals whose focus is organ, eye and tissue donation, and transplantation.

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Rochester General Hospital Earns National Award for Donation Advocacy

Congratulations Rochester General Hospital and its Donor Leadership Team for earning Platinum Recognition in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.

This incredible team, along with students from New Visions Medical Careers, hosted events and registration drives to increase awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation and enrollments in the New York State Donate Life Registry.

Their efforts resulted in winning the highest level of achievement in the Campaign and the distinction of being the only regional hospital to receive this national recognition.

All our hospital partners are encouraged to enroll in the Workplace Partnership for Life Campaign. The next phase runs from October 1, 2017 thru April 30, 2018. Contact Nancy Ryan  (nancyj_ryanaturmcdotrochesterdotedu)  , Director of Marketing & Community Relations, for more information.

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS: For Transplant Surgeons and Their Teams, Timing Is Everything.

Mark OrloffLike organ transplant centers around the United States, UR Medicine’s organ transplant team at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, is constantly coordinating organ donation and transplants with other hospitals, often in other cities.

SEE THE VIDEO: In this News 8/WROC-TV report, Adam Chodak finds out from Dr. Mark Orloff what happens behind the scenes prior to an organ transplant.


GIFT OF LIFE STORIES: From Donor Families to Hospital Staff, Messages of Appreciation

Kathy and Kevin Baker in memory of Michelle Donor families often tell us how deeply they appreciate the compassionate care given by hospital staff as they were coming to terms with the loss of their loved ones, and the possibility of organ donation.

Now, we want to share their messages of appreciation with you. Here are two letters from donor family members who share that sentiment.



URMC BLOG: Rob Kochik, FLDRN Executive Director, Writes That “Organ Donation Has the Power to Change Lives.”

dv1954035Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network’s executive director Rob Kochik writes about the advantages of organ donation in Health Matters (April 2014) , a URMC blog. Mr. Kochik starts by asking: “Ever wonder if doctors’ and nurses’ medical care efforts might be less than heroic when they know a patient has signed an organ donor card?”




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