Cooper University Health Care was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for raising organ and tissue donation awareness 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 registered organ and tissue donors since 2011.
Cooper conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors. The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between May 2015 and April 2016 and was awarded bronze recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.
Cooper worked on the campaign with NJ Sharing Network. The organization in New Jersey responsible for saving lives through organ and tissue donation. By working with its hospital partners, the organization was able to make 531 transplants possible in 2015, a record-breaking year.
“Our hospital partners are vital to our life-saving mission,” said Joe Roth, president and CEO of NJ Sharing Network. “With nearly 5,000 people in New Jersey in need of a transplant and 122,000 across the country, the work that our hospital partners do to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation ultimately leads to more patients receiving those transplants.”
Wendy A. Marano
Public Relations Manager