April is National Donate Life Month

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April is National Donate Life Month, when the AHA encourages everyone to consider becoming organ, eye and tissue donors.

The AHA every year joins Donate Life America and others in supporting National Donate Life Month. We hope you will join the association in supporting this nationwide campaign. 

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Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tag: organ donation

Organ transplants up 20% over five years

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U.S. hospitals performed more than 33,600 organ transplants in 2016, 8.5% more than in 2015 and 20% more than in 2012, according to preliminary data from the United Network for Organ Sharing. The overall growth in transplants was largely driven by an increase in deceased donors from 2015 to 2016,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: organ donation

National organ donor registration coming to iPhone

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iPhone users will be able to sign up as an organ, eye and tissue donor through the Health app with the release of iOS 10 this fall, Apple and Donate Life America announced today. The app’s Medical ID feature makes information such as medical conditions, allergies, medications, blood type and emergency... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: organ donation

HRSA recognizes hospitals for organ donation efforts

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Workplace Partnership for Life National Hospital Campaign recently recognized more than 1,000 hospitals and transplant centers, hospital associations and donation organizations for outstanding efforts to promote organ, eye and tissue donation and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: organ donation

Administration, partners seek to reduce organ waiting list

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The White House today announced research investments and other actions to increase organ donation and reduce the waiting list for transplants. They include public-private initiatives to research and develop techniques to bio-fabricate tissues, advance organ and tissue preservation, and create an... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: access, organ donation

AHA posts resources to help hospitals celebrate Donate Life Month

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April is National Donate Life Month, commemorating those who have received or continue to wait for lifesaving transplants as well as the donors who save and heal lives. More than 121,000 U.S. patients are awaiting organ transplants. Hospitals not only facilitate the medical procedures, but are a trusted... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: organ donation

A Testament of Love for Our Neighbor

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More than 123,000 men, women and children are waiting for organ transplants to save their lives. Pope Francis, who was in the United States this week, has said that "Organ donation is a testament of love for our neighbor." Now Donate Life America is making it easier for all of us to document our organ,... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, organ donation

Donate Life America launches national organ donor registry

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Donate Life America this week launched an online registry for organ, eye and tissue donors. The website, www.RegisterMe.org, also allows registered donors to create campaign challenges and track how many people register through their personal social media outreach. AHA is a partner in Donate Life America,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: organ donation

HHS honors hospitals for outstanding organ donation efforts

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The Department of Health and Human Services recently recognized more than 730 hospitals and transplant centers for their outstanding voluntary efforts to promote organ donation in the fourth year of the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. Hospitals were awarded gold, silver or... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: organ donation

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