- Excellence in Tissue Donation Award
This award is given to partner hospitals who achieved at least a 60% consent rate. This metric measures the collaborative work between the hospital staff and tissue bank in coordinating communication around tissue consent conversations.
- Award of Hope gold-level recognition
The Award of Hope recognizes the comprehensive work of hospitals that achieve or exceed the goals of consent conversations with potential donors and donor families, and the clinical expertise in providing the best possible outcome for each organ.
In addition to the two organizational awards, Jason Beckermann, M.D., a Mayo Clinic Health System surgeon and physician champion for the organ donation program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, received the Donn Dexter Physician Excellence Award. This award recognizes the comprehensive work of one physician exemplifying the highest standards of donation support.
"Organ donation is such an important cause," Dr. Beckermann says. "When someone makes the generous offer of organ donation, as many as eight lives can be saved. These awards represent our hospital's hard work and dedication in supporting organ donor families and ensuring quality clinical results.
"More than 107,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ transplant, and 17 people die each day waiting for a transplant, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. To enroll in Wisconsin's Donor Registry, visit the Donate Life Wisconsin website.
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Press ContactDan Lea