Quinte Health Care is one of 27 hospitals receiving provincial recognition for its dedication to organ and tissue donation.
The Trillium Gift of Life Network has presented QHC with its Provincial Conversion Rate Award. It recognizes hospitals who either achieve or surpass the 58 per cent target for conversion.
All potential donors referred by QHC gave the gift of life in 2016-2017. Belleville ranks 79 out of 170 Ontario communities, with a registration rate of 42 per cent.
More than 1,500 people are waiting for an organ transplant in Ontario – One person will die every three days on the waitlist. To learn more or to register, visit www.beadonor.ca and discuss your final wishes with your family.
(Photo Credit: Quinte Health Care Corporation)
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