Las Vegas, NV — MountainView Hospital has earned Platinum level recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state, through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the organ donation community with workplaces across the nation in spreading the word about the importance of donation.
Between October 2018 and April 2019, MountainView Hospital participated in HRSA's WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The program challenges hospitals and healthcare organizations to "let life bloom" by educating their staff, patients, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation and by offering them opportunities to register as donors.
MountainView Hospital earned points for completing awareness and registry activities. Year to date MountainView has had five Hero Organ Donors and 44 Hero Ocular and Tissue Donors gifting eight lifesaving transplants, the gift of sight, and improved quality of life for hundreds more.
"MountainView Hospital is dedicated to helping patients and our community with the gift of organ donation," said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Chief Executive Officer. "It is so rewarding to see how the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation can impact so many lives."
MountainView Hospital was one of more than 1,490 organizations to participate in the 2019 campaign and one of 639 Platinum level recognition.
See the full list of hospitals recognized.
This year's Hospital Organ Donation Campaign added more than 48,000 registrations to state registries and the Puerto Rico registry, which also includes registrations from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The campaign has generated more than 492,000 registrations since its inception in 2011 and unites donation advocates at hospitals with representatives from their local organ procurement organizations, Donate Life America affiliates, and state and regional hospital associations.
Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the organ transplant list, reaffirming the critical and growing need for registered organ, eye, and tissue donors. For more information about the Hospital Campaign, visit the U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation information online. To sign up as a donor, go to nvdonor.org.