HFM Earns National Recognition For Promoting Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

Holy Family Memorial Medical Center earned platinum-level recognition from the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state.

The WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign challenges hospitals and health care organizations to “let life bloom” by educating their staff, patients, visitors, and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation, including offering opportunities to register as organ donors.

To earn platinum-level recognition, HFM had to earn a certain number of points for conducting awareness and registry activities between October 2019 and April 2020 and prompting new donor registrations during that time period.

“Organ donations is truly the gift of life,” said Thomas Veeser, chief nursing officer at Holy Family Memorial. “More than 2,000 Wisconsin residents are on the waiting list for a transplant, we need more donors. One donor has the potential to save up to eight lives.”

HFM is one of 1,700 organizations to participate in the 2020 campaign. The 2020 Hospital Campaign efforts added 59,662 registrations to state registries, including registrations from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For more information about becoming a donor, visit https://health.wisconsin.gov/donorRegistry/public/donate.html.