Core and UPMC Hamot joining forces on National Donors Day to increase the number of organ donors.
Representatives from both UPMC and core were in the lobby of Hamot spreading awareness about organ donation.
Hamot and Core will host other events later this spring to help increase the number of donors. It is estimated that more than 150,000 people are currently waiting for a life-saving organ.
Now, to the stats; one organ donor can save up to eight lives.
UPMC Hamot’s Donor Coordinator Janelle Rzodkiewicz tells us, “Through organ donation and people self-designating themselves, we can decrease the number that number and help to ensure that people are getting their life-saving transplant. “
UPMC Hamot’s Transport Service and Health Foundation will be hosting ‘Dash to Donate 5k’ on Sunday, April 7th.