NVRH Recognized for Promoting Organ Donation
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT (February 1, 2024) – Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) is excited to share that it has earned national recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state through the DoNation Campaign.
Formerly known as the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, DoNation is an initiative that unites HRSA and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of donation and increasing the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors.
The DoNation Campaign challenges workplaces across all industries to educate their staff, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation, and to help individuals register as organ donors. NVRH earned Platinum recognition for conducting awareness and registration activities between October 2022 and September 2023.
The waiting list for organs grows daily, with over 107,000 people on the list every day.
“NVRH is honored to receive this award,” NVRH Chief Nursing Officer Julie Schneckenburger said. “One person has the potential to save eight. We will continue to support efforts to educate our community on the importance of organ donation.”
The 2023 DoNation Campaign was successful, adding 8,840 registrations to state registries, including registrations from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its inception in 2011, campaign partners completed 639,105 registrations and united donation advocates with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations.
Every ten minutes, another person is added to the national organ transplant waiting list, reaffirming the critical and growing need for more registered organ, eye and tissue donors. For more information about the DoNation Campaign, visit www.organdonor.gov.