Lexington Medical Center Among 10 Honored for Organ Donation Rates

The Index Journal announced after the first of the year, that Lexington Medical Center was honored as one of the top 10 hospitals in South Carolina to gain recognition for achieving an in increasing the number of organs available for transplantation.

South Carolina’s 10 winners were among 428 hospitals across the nation to receive the Department of Health and Human Services’ Medal of Honor for Organ Donation.

Each hospital was selected for achieving and maintaining national goals for donation, including a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors at their facilities. This means three out of every four medically eligible donors became donors at Lexington Medical Center.

According to statistics, there are more than 100,000 people in the United States waiting for organ transplants, and the list is growing each day.

For more information about Organ Donation at Lexington Medical Center please visit: http://www.lexmed.com/patients/health-care-decisions/.

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