Hartford Hospital Recognized for Increasing Organ Donors

August 23, 2016

Hartford Hospital is among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide since 2011.

Hartford Hospital conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry. The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between May 2015 and April 2016 and was awarded the platinum recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.

Nearly 1,000 hospitals participated in the campaign. Of those, 280 achieved the platinum level. More than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for life-saving transplants.