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Brooke Army Medical Center recognized by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

By Source | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Aug. 7, 2014

JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON — Brooke Army Medical Center was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for reaching the Silver level of achievement for promoting enrollment in the Texas Organ Donor Registry.

BAMC, with partnership from the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, San Antonio Eye Bank and Gen Cure Tissue Center, conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors and community members.

The events focused on the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on the Texas donor registry.

The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between June 2013 and May 2014 and was awarded recognition through the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.

Of the 1,228 hospitals and transplant centers that participated in the campaign, 400 were awarded recognition during this phase of the campaign.

The campaign is a special effort of Human Relations and Services Administration's Workplace Partnership for Life to mobilize the nation's hospitals to increase the number of people in the country who are registered organ, eye, and tissue donors.

The campaign unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations. Working together, the teams leverage their communications resources and outreach efforts to most effectively spread word of the critical need for donors.

The hospitals are part of a national hospital campaign, which has added 327,659 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide since 2011, exceeding the goal of 300,000.

The BAMC award will be presented at the Annual Thanks for Giving Luncheon Nov. 14.

For more information on the program or to register, visit the website at http://www.donatelifetexas.org.