February 14, 2023
If you haven’t given blood recently or registered to become an organ and tissue donor, today is a perfect day to take action.
Recognized annually on February 14, National Donor Day focuses on the ongoing need for organs, tissues, marrow, platelets, and blood. The annual observance celebrates the lifesaving gift of organ donation, while recognizing donors, patients on the transplant list, and those who died while waiting for a transplant.
The Health Resources and Services Administration highlights the following key facts about organ donation:
During April, HAP will partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and Gift of Life Donor Program—for the 2023 HAP Donate Life Pennsylvania Hospital Challenge.
The annual challenge encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ donation awareness and designations within their hospitals and communities. This year’s challenge will be from April 1, 2023, in conjunction with National Donate Life Month, and end April 30.
Additional information about becoming an organ donor is available online.
To learn more, contact Mary Marshall, HAP’s senior director, workforce and professional development.
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