CHH Hosts Organ Donation Awareness Day APRIL 28

untitledCharlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has joined New England Donor Services in a National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign aimed at educating employees, patients, visitors and the community about the crucial need for organ, eye, and tissue donation.

CHH will be hosting an Organ Donation Awareness Day and Ceremony open to the public and members of the CHH staff on Friday, April 28th to raise a new “Donate Life” flag on the hospital’s main campus flagpole, honor past donors, and promote donor awareness and participation. All are invited to meet at the CHH front circle flag pole at 540 Litchfield Street at 11 a.m. for the ceremony and join others in the CHH cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for refreshments and organ, eye and tissue donation information and registration.

“Springtime is a perfect time for Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and New England Donor Services to come together to celebrate those who have participated and registered in this lifesaving organ and tissue donation program.” said Hospital Spokesman Tim LeBouthillier. “We encourage individuals to register as donors. It is a very meaningful program and we are so pleased to partner with our colleagues at New England Donor Services to help fulfill the wishes of individuals and family members who want to make lifesaving donations to those in need.”

New England Donor Services is an affiliation of two federally designated Organ Procurement Organizations: LifeChoice Donor Services and New England Organ Bank. Together, the organizations coordinate the recovery of donated organs and tissues at nearly 200 hospitals to provide life-saving and life-enhancing transplants to patients in need. The organ and tissue donation process is complex and requires the coordinated efforts of many individuals. Doctors, nurses and other hospital staff work with LifeChoice to honor a patient’s decision to donate. Visit www.lifechoiceOPO.org for more information about the organ/tissue donation process.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.

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