Timmins, ON –November 14, 2017 -Trillium Gift of Life Network presented Timmins and District Hospital with a hospital achievement award for its dedication to organ and tissue donation in Ontario.
Timmins and District Hospital was presented with the Provincial Conversion Rate Award for meeting or exceeding the target of a 58 per cent conversion rate set by Trillium Gift of Life Network.
In 2016/17, 80 per cent of potential donors referred by Timmins and District Hospital went on to give the gift of life. Organ donation is a complex process and the conversion rate reflects how well Trillium Gift of Life Network and Timmins and District Hospital work together to save lives.
There are 27 hospitals receiving the Provincial Conversion Rate Award.
The conversion rate reflects how well Trillium Gift of Life and our hospital work together to save lives. Conversation rate is the percentage of potential organs donors that went on to become actual organ donors.
“I would like to acknowledge the exceptional work of Kim Bazinet, our ER/ICU Manager in strengthening our TGOL program here in Timmins. Kim and her team should be highly recognized for their dedication and support in significantly improving the conversion rate in our community and making such a positive difference to the lives of those who benefit from organ and tissue transplants. Our hospital is very appreciative of this recognition from the Trillium Gift of Life Network.” Joan Ludwig, VP Clinical, Chief Nursing Executive.
“Ontario has made remarkable advances in organ and tissue donation, resulting in more lives saved than ever before – and this would not have been possible without the work of our hospital partners,” said Ronnie Gavsie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trillium Gift of Life Network. “Together, our goal is to ensure that all families are provided with the information they need and the opportunity to make a lifesaving choice.”
There are more than 1,500 people in Ontario waiting for a life-saving organ transplant and every three days someone dies waiting. Register your consent for organ and tissue donation at www.BeADonor.ca and talk to your family about your wishes. Timmins and District Hospital trails the province with a registration rate of 51 per cent, ranking 15 out of 170 communities in Ontario.
Donation and transplant statistics are available by hospital: www.giftoflife.on.ca/en/publicreporting.htm
One donor can save eight lives and enhance the lives of 75 more through the gift of tissue.
Everyone is a potential organ and tissue donor. To date, the oldest Canadian organ donor was 92 and the oldest tissue donor was 100.
The Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) is a level C, fully accredited community, referral and teaching hospital serving the residents of the City of Timmins and Cochrane District as well as the adjoining areas of the Temiskaming, Sudbury and Algoma districts. The hospital offers a full range of medical, surgical, critical care, maternity, newborn, pediatric, mental health and diagnostic imaging services.
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