LifeSource Recognizes Hospital Partners in North Dakota
At the North Dakota Hospital Association Conference, LifeSource presented awards to three hospital partners for their commitment to organ, eye and tissue donation.
Excellence in Eye Donation: Altru Health System – Altru Health exhibits tremendous care for donors and their families, expertise in donation, and collaboration with LifeSource. Since joining LifeSource for eye donation services in January 2016, Altru Health System has supported the 53 eye donors and their families. To date in 2018, they have facilitated 12 eye donors with families saying “yes” to donation 74% of the time.
Excellence in Tissue Donation: CHI St. Alexius Dickinson – Working in collaboration with LifeSource, the team at St. Alexius Dickinson fulfilled the promise of donation for 5 tissue donors, providing hope and healing for these donor families and potentially 300 grateful recipients.
Excellence in Organ Donation: Sanford Health Fargo – Sanford Health Fargo has been an outstanding advocate of organ and tissue donation for many years, caring for families and offering hope and healing through donation. In 2017 Sanford Health Fargo fulfilled the promise of donation for 17 organ donors, giving restored life to 47 people who have received life-saving transplants. To date in 2018 they have cared for 5 organ donors and offered renewed hope and life to 17 recipients.