Published on April 08, 2022

Parkview to hold special flag ceremony to recognize National Donate Life Month.

 

(Pueblo) April 8, 2022, On Monday, April 11, 2022, Parkview Health System will #Shine-A-Light on the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation for National Donate Life Month in April. Parkview Health System invites employees and the public to gather at the flagpole at 11:00am to thank those who have signed up as donors and to also acknowledge the need for continued donations for the 1,500 Coloradans who await lifesaving transplants across our region.

 

Parkview is proud to join with Donor Alliance Colorado to honor the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families and commemorate all transplant recipients in the United States throughout the month of April.

 

Parkview encourages Pueblo and the southern Colorado community to join in and help us raise awareness of the importance of registering as a donor. Coloradans are incredibly generous and right now, our state has the highest donor designation rate in the country with 67% of Coloradans signed up as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

 

National Blue & Green Day

 

On Friday, April 22, 2022, supporters of organ, eye and tissue donation across our region will celebrate National Blue & Green Day as part of National Donate Life Month!

 

We encourage Parkview employees to wear your best blue & green Donate Life colors! From socks, to ties, to t-shirts, to bracelets – it’s time to get creative to show your support for organ, eye and tissue donation.

 

If you have questions about donation, you can read up on the facts. You can also sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor anytime online at Donate Life Colorado.

 

 

Parkview Donation Facts

 

(Over the last 3 years, 16 organ donors saved 45 lives, 163 tissue donors healed over 12,000 people)

 

Organ –

 

2019 – 5 organ donors, 19 organs transplanted resulting in 16 lives being saved (when these numbers are different it is because one recipient received 2 or more organs. We may have recovered lungs and the 2 lungs went to 1 person. Or someone may have received a kidney and a pancreas).

 

2020 – 5 organ donors, 18 organs transplanted resulting in 17 lives being saved

 

2021 – 6 organ donors, 14 organs transplanted resulting in 12 lives being saved

 

Tissue –

 

2019 – 60 tissue donors, resulting in ~4500 lives healed (we estimate that 1 tissue donor can help up to 75 people through life healing and saving tissue grafts)

 

2020 – 44 tissue donors, resulting in ~3300 lives healed

 

2021 – 59 tissue donors, resulting in ~4425 lives healed

 

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Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including the region’s only certified and verified Level II Trauma Center, and exceptional cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.

 

For more details, please visit www.parkviewmc.com.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.