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NDN Leads the Nation in Number of Lives Saved Per Capita Through Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

NDN Leads the Nation in Number of Lives Saved Per Capita Through Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

Nevada Donor Network (NDN), the 501-C-3 not-for-profit federally designated organ procurement organization serving the majority of the state, is proud to announce it helped save and heal more lives than ever before on behalf of heroic organ, eye and tissue donors. This marks the organization’s fourth record year since NDN’s cultural transformation in early 2012. In 2016, the team facilitated donations from 107 organ donors which resulted in 362 transplanted organs. This equates to 49 organ donors per million of population recovered last year. On behalf of these heroic donors, NDN facilitated 164 transplants per million of population in 2016; making the organization a world leader in the number of lives saved per capita served (based on data from Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and U.S. Census). More than 33,600 people in the U.S. received a lifesaving organ transplant last year according to the United Network for Organ Sharing which is an increase of almost 10% over the same period in 2015. Donated tissues such as skin, bone and heart valves can heal and save lives for patients facing life-threatening burns, torn ligaments, and musculoskeletal injuries. NDN recovered tissue from 522 tissue donor heroes in 2016 which will help restore lives and mobility for thousands of grateful tissue recipients. On behalf of 1,036 heroic cornea donors NDN also helped restore sight to 1,516 people who received corneal transplants. “Our sustained success would not be possible without the support of our donation partners and their commitment to our mission,” says NDN President and CEO, Joe Ferreira. “Most of all, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the heroic organ,...
The Iowa Quality Center Announces Iowa Donor Network as Silver Award Recipient for 2016 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence

The Iowa Quality Center Announces Iowa Donor Network as Silver Award Recipient for 2016 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence

The Iowa Quality Center (IQC), administrator of the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (IRPE), has announced that Iowa Donor Network has achieved the Silver Award for their leadership and management practices. Iowa Donor Network started the IRPE process four years ago and had previously been awarded Site Visit and Bronze Awards.
Record 501 Lives Saved Thanks to Central and South Texas Organ Donors

Record 501 Lives Saved Thanks to Central and South Texas Organ Donors

Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA), the organ procurement organization that provides organ donation and recovery services for families in Central and South Texas, announced a record-breaking 501 organs were transplanted in 2016 thanks to the actions of heroic registered organ donors and families who supported the cause of organ donation.

Gift of Life Donor Program Breaks U.S. Record for Organ Donation

For the ninth year, Gift of Life Donor Program – the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware – is the nation’s leading OPO with its successful coordination of life-saving organs from 540 organ donors.
New York Organ Donor Enrollment Day 2016

New York Organ Donor Enrollment Day 2016

On October 6, 2016 LiveOnNY’s 2nd annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day united communities and partners in New York to break the national record for enrollments by a single day event for the second year consecutively. While the final counts are still being calculated, enrollments are approaching 4,000. This is a substantial increase from 2015, meaning more lives will be saved. Enrollment Day demonstrates when New Yorkers band together, nothing is impossible. This amazing success could not have been possible without the volunteers, partners, legislators and New Yorkers that came together to exceed expectations and make a true difference by giving hope to the nearly 10,000 people on the waiting list across the State. This is an example of a victory that continues to build momentum to keep New York as one of the fastest growing registries in the...
Mid-America Transplant Foundation Awards more than $780,000 in clinical and pre-clinical research grants aimed at saving more lives

Mid-America Transplant Foundation Awards more than $780,000 in clinical and pre-clinical research grants aimed at saving more lives

The Mid-America Transplant Foundation plans to give more than $780,000 in funding for research projects seeking to make a difference in the lifesaving impact of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. The funding marks an important milestone in the history of the Foundation as it seeks to improve transplantation by supporting clinical and pre-clinical research. “This is a historic milestone for Mid-America Transplant,” said President and CEO of Mid-America Transplant, Diane Brockmeier. “For the first time in our organization’s history, our Foundation is investing in research that could help hundreds of people waiting for a lifesaving transplant. The projects funded by the Foundation are truly working toward a brighter future for transplant patients and their families.” You can learn more about their research on Mid-America Transplant’s website.(Hyperlink to:...

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