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2013 Ending The Wait Awards Honor Five Premier Colorado Hospitals For Organ And Tissue Donation Achievements
Date:9/17/2013

ent wishes in end-of-life care with unwavering support of patients' desire for organ and tissue donation. 

"Together with the Colorado Hospital Association, we are honored to once again publically recognize hospitals in our service area who have risen as leaders in donation and transplantation," said Sue Dunn, president and CEO of Donor Alliance. "Outstanding leadership, as demonstrated by these award winners, is what helps save hundreds of lives through transplantation in Colorado each year. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our partnership with hospitals and transplant centers in working toward our ultimate goal of ending the wait for lifesaving transplants."

Each donor has the potential to save up to eight lives through organ donation and save and heal more than 100 through the gift of tissue donation. Last year in Colorado 126 organ donors and 1,017 tissue donors provided vital organs and healing tissue to thousands in need. Also, at the close of 2012, nearly 67 percent of Colorado's licensed drivers and ID card holders had joined the Donate Life Colorado Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. However, there are still currently more than 2,200 people in Colorado waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, so Donor Alliance and CHA know their efforts are not complete.

"Donor Alliance does outstanding work on a truly life-saving cause for many Coloradans," said Steven Summer, president and CEO of the Colorado Hospital Association. "CHA is proud to again partner with Donor Alliance to recognize outstanding health care facilities and leaders for their important efforts and contributions to our citizens' well-being."

For more information about organ and tissue donation, please visit DonorAlliance.org. To register to be an organ and tissue donor, please visit '/>"/>

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