By writer to www.tullahomanews.com
Every April, Nationwide Donate Life month, Vanderbilt Tullahoma- Harton Hospital raises a Donate Life flag in an effort to advertise consciousness to the significance of organ, eye and tissue donation. That is additionally to encourage members of the group to register as donors and to rejoice those who have saved lives by way of the reward of donation.
Based mostly on the constructive suggestions from the group concerning the 2020 theme and the impression of COVID-19, Donate Life America continues with the theme “Backyard of Life” for Nationwide Donate Life Month 2021.
All hospitals within the U.S. have a relationship with an organ donation group like Tennessee Donor Companies. Vanderbilt Tullahoma – Harton works along with Tennessee Donor Companies to supply alternatives for donations for sufferers as soon as all lifesaving choices have been exhausted.
Donation and Transplantation Statistics:
• In 2020, greater than 39,000 transplants introduced renewed life to sufferers and their households (practically 12,600 deceased and practically 5,750 dwelling donors)
• Greater than 100,000 individuals are ready for lifesaving organ transplants
• 60% of sufferers awaiting lifesaving transplants are minorities
• One other individual is added to the nation’s organ transplant ready checklist each 10 minutes.
With the addition of the brand new Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital and Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital in Shelbyville, Vanderbilt Well being is rising its workforce in Center Tennessee. As one of many area’s largest non-public employers, they’re dedicated to investing in each the well being and financial vitality of the communities they serve.