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Mercy Medical Center Redding joins National Donate Life Month in honoring organ donors and those awaiting transplants by illuminating blue and green lights

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Mercy Medical Center Redding joins National Donate Life Month in honoring organ donors and those awaiting transplants by illuminating blue and green lights. 

REDDING, Calif. (April 1, 2024) - In observance of National Donate Life Month, Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding will illuminate blue and green lights during the month of April. The display aims to raise awareness about the critical need for organ donation and to honor the generosity of donors who have given the gift of life. 

Every year, National Donate Life Month is observed in April to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, and to honor those who have saved lives through the gift of donation. Mercy Medical Center Redding joins this nationwide effort to promote organ donation and encourage individuals to register as donors. 

According to Donor Network West, there are currently over 100,000 individuals on the national transplant waiting list, with over 20,000 Californians and nearly 300 Nevadans awaiting organ transplants. Tragically, 17 people die every day while waiting for a transplant, underscoring the critical need for more organ donors. 

In 2023, Donor Network West facilitated the gifts of 473 organ donors, resulting in 1,358 transplanted organs and directly impacting the lives of 1,188 organ transplant recipients. Each donor has the potential to save up to eight lives and improve the lives of over 75 others through tissue donation. 

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About Dignity Health North State 

Mercy Medical Center Redding, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta are Dignity Health North State hospitals sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn. The hospitals are passionate about patient care, committed to community outreach, advocates for the underserved, and dedicated to delivering quality, affordable health services to those in need. The hospitals also offer a broad array of outpatient services and the senior services of Connected Living. Visit www.mercy.org to learn more. 

About Donor Network West 

Donor Network West saves and heals lives by facilitating organ and tissue recovery for transplantation and research. Established in 1987, Donor Network West is designated and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), is a member of the Organ Donation Alliance and is an official Donate Life organization. Donor Network West is federally designated to serve 45 counties in Northern California and Northern Nevada, Donor Network West partners with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state-authorized donor registries to help increase donor registration. For information, visit www.DonorNetworkWest.org and follow us on social media: @mydnwest.

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Monday, April 01, 2024

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