HonorBridge was among a select group of organ procurement organizations (OPOs) nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for working with hospitals in its service area to reach gold, silver, and bronze levels of outreach for organ donation and registration.
HonorBridge recruited hospitals to the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, a program launched in 2011 by HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and worked with them to conduct awareness and registry activities to increase the number of organ, eye, and tissue donors on the state’s donor registry. The hospitals earned points for each activity planned between September 2012 and May 2013 and were awarded gold, silver, or bronze recognition in June.
Of the 924 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, 322 were awarded recognition – four in the HonorBridge service area.
- Duke University Hospital – Gold
- Vidant Medical Center – Gold
- Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center – Gold
- Duke Raleigh Hospital – Bronze
“HonorBridge is very fortunate to have hospital partners, such as these 4 hospitals, who collaborate with us in conducting education about donation and transplantation. Because of their efforts, lives are being saved,” said Lloyd Jordan, President/CEO of HonorBridge.
This campaign is a special effort of HRSA’s Workplace Partnership for Life to mobilize the nation’s hospitals to increase the number of people in the country registered as organ, eye, and tissue donors. The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from OPOs, Donate Life America (DLA) affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations. Working together, the teams leverage their communications resources and outreach efforts to most effectively spread word of the critical need for donors. To date, the campaign has registered a total of 221,834 donors nationally.