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Elkhart General Blood Donor Center receives award

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Posted by Brian Holzgraefe
Information from Elkhart General Hospital news release

The Blood Donor Center at Elkhart General Hospital recently received awards from the Indiana Procurement Organization (IOPO) and the Indiana Lions Eye & Tissue Transplant Bank.

The Blood Donor Center was recognized for achieving excellence in organ donation at the 2010 Indiana Donation Collaborative, held May 3 and 4, sponsored by the Indiana Procurement Organization (IOPO).

"Each award level is tied to criteria that results in more organ donors and/or more organs transplanted from each donor," said Sam Davis, Director of Professional Services and Public Affairs at Indiana Procurement Organization (IOPO) who sponsored the two-day donation symposium. "It's a collaborative effort and recognizes the hospitals and their staff for working to achieving life saving results."

The organ and tissue donation symposium provides a forum for hospital professionals to share information!, review data and exchange ideas on improving donation within their hospitals.

The Blood Donor Center also received a "SIGHTation of Merit" award from Indiana Lions Eye & Tissue Transplant Bank in recognition for their dedication and commitment to donation and transplant.

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