LIFESHARE BREAKS END-OF-YEAR RECORD MID-YEAR
Countless Lives Enhanced by Oklahomans so far in 2018
A historic number of tissue donations in the state of Oklahoma has already led to more enhanced lives than any other year in its history. LifeShare of Oklahoma facilitated the recovery of 790 heroic and selfless tissue donors as of September 21.
In 2017, LifeShare recovered 789 tissue donors, passing the organization’s all-time high record of 725 donors set in 2016.
“These donors and their families are inspiring with their gracious and honorable act of helping others, especially in a time of unimaginable grief. I am humbled by those who have improved life for others,” said Jeffrey Orlowski, President and Chief Executive Officer for LifeShare.
This historic number of tissue donations could impact more than 59,000 people in need of life enhancing transplants. These donations of bone, skin, corneas and heart valves could help improve mobility, restore sight, heal burn patients and repair life-threatening heart defects.
Even though LifeShare has passed its previous record for tissue recoveries in one year, the organization plans to continue its hard work saving lives while they offer hope to families by honoring the precious gift of donation. READ FULL STORY.