Southeast Georgia Health System Recipient of Platinum Level LifeLink of Georgia Award

two nurses holding life link awardsJuly 23, 2019 – Southeast Georgia Health System has received platinum level recognition from LifeLink of Georgia for their efforts to increase organ and tissue donation awareness. This is the second consecutive year the Health System has been recognized for their efforts. In 2018, they earned gold level recognition. Michelle Burkett, R.N., BSN, Hospital Development Liaison, LifeLink of Georgia, presented the award to Jan Jones, R.N., BSN, director, Patient Care Services, during a recent Health Ssytem leadership meeting.

“Organ and tissue donation provides the gift of life to tens of thousands of people each year through heart, kidney, lung, liver, pancreas, corneal or intestine transplants,” says Jones. “Without the generosity of donors, the patients waiting for those vital organs will die. Our efforts to spread organ and tissue donation awareness is just a small piece of a very large puzzle to help save lives.”

During Donate Life Month, the month-long celebration in April that commemorates those who have received or continue to wait for lifesaving transplants as well as the donors who save and heal lives, Southeast Georgia Health System encouraged all Georgians to join their state’s organ and tissue donor registry through a variety of print and digital mediums and online platforms.

Georgians can join the state’s organ and tissue donor registry in a variety of ways:

  • Visit www.DonateLifeGeorgia.org
  • When obtaining/renewing a driver license or identification card at a local driver license office.
  • Call Donate Life Georgia directly at 1-866-57-SHARE (1-866-577-4273) and request a registry card.

LifeLink of Georgia is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for transplantation. Visit www.LifeLinkFoundation.org or call 1-800-544-6667 with questions about organ and tissue donation.

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