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NHRMC recognized for organ transplant program

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Department of Health and Human Services recognized New Hanover Regional Medical Center Thursday for its commitment to saving lives through its organ program.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is one of seven hospitals in the state to be presented with a metal of honor for increasing the number of organs available for transplantation.

"We are very proud of our team here for their efforts in this program," said Jack Barto, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. "There are so many people in need of transplants in North Carolina and nationwide and we hope we can continue this trend so even more lives can be saved."

NHRMC has had a 41% increase in the number of donors over the past four years.  192 organs have been transplanted to people who may not otherwise have had a chance to live.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center supports organ donation by working with Carolina Donor Services, a federally-designated, not-for-profit organ and tissue organization serving people in 79 counties of North Carolina and Danville, Virginia.

For more information about organ donations, visit www.nhrmc.org/organdonation.

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