Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced an expanded life-saving collaboration with its longtime community partners at Nevada Donor Network. Members of Nathan Adelson Hospice’s interdisciplinary team now work directly with patients and their families to educate them about organ and tissue donation and can now make direct referrals to the Nevada Donor Network that will benefit local Nevadans.
Educating and encouraging patients to give the gift of life and health through organ and tissue donations is an important service to the community. Nathan Adelson Hospice patients have the opportunity to become a donor hero and give a last gift and act of charity to community members they will never meet or know. One donor hero has the power to save up to eight lives through organ donation and heal 75 or more through tissue and cornea donation.
“Many ask us, ‘What can I do to help?’ Organ and tissue donation is a rewarding way to provide support to members of our community and ensure their loves ones’ legacy to live on,” Karen Rubel, President and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “We are especially proud to go this extra mile and enhance our long-term partnership with Nevada Donor Network to increase the difference we both make locally.”
Over 112,000 people across the U.S., including 646 Nevadans, are currently waiting for life-saving transplants on the National Organ Transplant Waiting List. Nathan Adelson Hospice encourages all Nevadans to register and become an organ and tissue donor. Visit www.nvdonor.org to learn about how to become a donor hero.
“With more than 100,000 people waiting desperately for a lifesaving gift around the nation and more than a million healing tissue transplants taking place each year, our healthcare and community partners play a critical role in helping us save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation,” said Nevada Donor Network Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs Jackie Warn. “We are incredibly grateful to Nathan Adelson Hospice for their continuous support over the years. Through this next level of partnership, which includes referring potential heroic donors, we will be able to make the gift of life and health possible for more people in our state and around the globe. Together, we look forward to maximizing the lifesaving and healing gift of donation for many years to come.”