South Carolina Hospitals Win Excellence in Donation Awards
Our Excellence In Donation initiative is an effort to renew and build on the relationship between hospitals in the state, the South Carolina Hospital Association, LifePoint and Donate Life South Carolina to support organ, eye and tissue donation.
Congratulations to the following hospitals who met specified criteria for our inaugural LifePoint Excellence in Donation (EID) Community Outreach Award:
Coastal Carolina Hospital,
Hampton Regional Hospital and
Spartanburg Medical Center.
Also, congratulations to Spartanburg Medical Center on becoming the FIRST hospital in SC to win an award (GOLD Certificate) from HRSA in their Workplace Partnership Hospital Campaign – Phase V. Information will be forthcoming soon on this national program from HRSA for Phase VI.
All awards were presented yesterday at the SC TAP (Trustees, Administrators, Physicians) Convention in Hilton Head. We also introduced our updated EID program at this conference and hope many SC hospitals will join this initiative to educate our communities about organ, eye and tissue donation.
Congratulations to Team South Carolina!
The 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America were held in Cleveland, Ohio June 10-15. Team SC consisted of 23 competitors, 9 donor families/friends and 63 supporters. Congratulations to our competitors on winning a total of 61 medals in their competitions – 27 GOLD, 14 SILVER and 20 BRONZE. Complete listing of our medal winners (PDF 28KB).
Our donor families attended seminars and workshops, a special quilt-pinning ceremony honoring their loved ones and presented medals to winners at some events. A special highlight of the Games was the Donor Tribute Ceremony, when all donors (deceased and living) were recognized.
Everyone in the transplant community knows that it takes power to give the gift of life through organ donation, survive the wait and thrive after receiving a transplant. Twin sisters and double lung transplant recipients Ana Stenzel and Isa Stenzel Byrnes, and other members of the transplant community worldwide, show what power can do in the documentary film “The Power of Two.” Called “compelling” and “poetic” by the Wall Street Journal, and an “inspiring triumph” by Golden Globe® nominated actor Jack Black, this winner of ten film festival awards has entertained, educated and inspired audiences globally.
This short video was produced by Donate Life South Carolina to increase awareness about the need for more organ and tissue donors. It also gives information about the South Carolina Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.
A Message from Our Director
Thanks to the hard work of our many dedicated employees, volunteers, and professional associates, LifePoint continues to make great progress in advancing organ and tissue donation in South Carolina.
Through the generosity of our donor families, hundreds of lives have been saved and enhanced. Yet, the need for donation continues. We are privileged, humbled and honored to have a part in this lifesaving work. Please help us with your commitment to be a donor.
Nancy A. Kay CEO/President of LifePoint, Inc.