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HAP Celebrates Significant Growth in Participation for its Donate Life Hospital Challenge

March 06, 2017

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and the Gift of Life Donor Program—to support the 2017 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge, which begins April 1, 2017. 

To date, 106 hospitals have registered to participate in the 2017 challenge—up from 80 hospitals that registered at this time last year.

HAP recognizes the importance of organ and tissue donation awareness in achieving a healthy Pennsylvania. Currently, more than 7,700 Pennsylvanians await organ transplants and thousands of others await tissue transplants. Nationally, more than 118,500 men, women, and children are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Twenty-two of them die each day because an appropriate match was not found in time.

One organ, tissue, and eye donor may save up to eight lives and help more than 50 people.

HAP encourages hospitals to participate in the 2017 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. Hospitals will be acknowledged for their efforts. Interested organizations are encouraged to register to participate in the challenge

Questions about the campaign should be directed to HAP’s Mary Marshall, director, workforce and professional development.

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