Hospital Recognized For Organ Donation Rates

Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 17:41 PM

Organ and tissue donations at the regional hospital are once again being recognized with a provincial award. 

58% of all potential donors at the Health Sciences Centre registered to donate in 2016-2017, which the Trillium Gift of Life Network note is only 5 points under the provincial average of 63%. 

Hospital officials point out that Thunder Bay's donation rates remain high, with 49% of all eligible donors registering to give the gift of life. That's a slight increase over last year's figure of 48%. 

Thunder Bay places 22nd in Ontario for organ donor registration rates. (File Photo)