CHH Hosts Organ Donation Awareness Day

(Torrington, CT) Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has joined LifeChoice 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.

A representative from LifeChoice Donor Services will be available in the cafeteria, 540 Litchfield Street, Ground Floor, on Monday, February 8th from 11:00-1:30 to provide more information and donor registration sign-up. The campaign, which has helped to register more than 325,000 enrollments to state registries, aims to add more donor designations by May 2016.

Lifechoice is an Organ procurement organization (OPO) that facilitates the organ and tissue donation process for CHH. OPOs are responsible for honoring an individual’s decision to donate when they have joined a donor registry and providing compassionate support to families. OPOs also evaluate potential donors for medical suitability, assist with the placement of organs for transplant, and facilitate the recovery of both organs and tissues.

“We encourage individuals to register as donors. It is a very meaningful program and we are so pleased to partner with our colleagues at LifeChoice Donor Services to help fulfill the wishes of individuals and family members who want to make lifesaving donations to those in need.” Said Hospital Spokesman Tim LeBouthillier.

For more information about the organ/tissue donation process, visit www.lifechoiceOPO.org

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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