Friday, April 16, 2010

Raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation

DONATE LIFE MONTH: From left, Jay Fishman, MD, of the Transplant Center and Transplant Infectious Diseases and Compromised Host Program; Gregory Hamann, of Nephrology and End-Stage Renal Disease; Linda Irwin, RN, of the Transplant Center; Jackie Somerville, RN, PhD, of Patient Care Services; Wendy Valerius, of the NEOB; Joren Madsen, MD, DPHL, of the Transplant Center; and Angela Marquez, of the Transplant Center

IN RECOGNITION OF National Donate Life Month, Partners HealthCare has partnered with the New England Organ Bank (NEOB) to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. An awareness campaign, led by the MGH Organ and Tissue Donation Committee, currently is running throughout April. As part of the initiative, the side of each Partners shuttle bus features placards with various "Donate Life" messages. Partners and the MGH support individuals' decisions to register to donate organs and tissues. To register as an organ donor, visit

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