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

The Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick and Camden campuses have once again received platinum level recognition from LifeLink of Georgia for their efforts to increase organ and tissue donation awareness. This is the fourth consecutive year the Health System campuses have been recognized; in 2020 and 2019, they also earned platinum level recognition, and in 2018, they received gold level recognition.

“Organ and tissue donation provides the gift of life to hundreds of thousands of people each year through heart, kidney, lung, liver, pancreas or intestine transplants,” says Jan Jones, R.N., BSN, director, Patient Care Services. “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.”

In addition to organ transplants, donations include tissues, such as bone, tendons, skin, heart valves and corneas.

“Not many people think of tissues when they think of being a donor, but burn victims may need skin grafts to heal,” Jones explains. “Athletes suffering from sports injuries may need a tendon to continue playing, and patients with damaged or diseased eyes can see again thanks to corneal transplants. Incredibly, one organ and tissue donor can actually save or enhance the lives of more than 75 people.”

To earn the honor of platinum level recognition, 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:

  • Visiting DonateLifeGeorgia.org.
  • When obtaining/renewing a driver’s license or identification card at a local driver’s license office.
  • When obtaining a hunting, fishing or trapping license through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
  • Calling 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 LifeLinkFoundation.org or call 1-800-544-6667 with questions about organ and tissue donation.

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