December 6th, 2017 by

QHC awarded for commitment to organ donation

Quinte Health Care has been recognized with a 2017 Provincial Conversion Rate Award from the Trillium Gift of Life Network. (L-R: Christine Wilkinson, QHC Director; Dr. Maria Theodorou, Chair of QHC’s organ donation committee; Karen Johnson, Director, Hospital Programs, Trillium Gift of Life; Mary Clare Egberts, President & CEO, QHC.) (Photo: Submitted / QHC)

Quinte Health Care has received an award for its dedication to organ and tissue donation.

The Trillium Gift of Life Network has presented the organization with a Provincial Conversion Rate Award, for meeting, or exceeding the network’s conversion rate target of 58%.

In 2016/17 100% of potential donors referred by QHC went on to give the gift of life.

Staff from all areas of the hospital are being credited for doing their part in helping patients and families work through the “highly-emotional process of organ donation”.

Province-wide there are 27 hospitals receiving the award this year and more than 1,500 people awaiting life-saving organ transplants.

You can click here to learn more about organ donation in Ontario.