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CGMH Awarded for Championing Organ and Tissue Donation

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) has been recognized by Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network) for its outstanding contribution to organ and tissue donation in Ontario in 2021/22.

glass Trillium Gift of Life award for Collingwood Hosital.

CGMH was presented with the Provincial Conversion Rate Award for reaching a conversion rate of 100 percent, which exceeds the target of 63 percent set by Ontario Health (TGLN). Organ donation is a complex process, and the conversion rate reflects a strong partnership. This is the hospital's fourth year receiving this award.

The hospital has also received the Provincial Eligible Approach Rate Award for exceeding the provincial eligible approach rate target of 90 percent set by Ontario Health (TGLN), achieving 100 percent in 2021/2022. The Eligible Approach Rate Award recognizes hospitals for demonstrating leading practices by facilitating a donation discussion between Ontario Health (TGLN) and eligible patients/families of patients at end of life. This is the first year CGMH has met this target.

"I am very proud of Team CGMH for their effort and ongoing commitment to the organ and tissue donation process. These two awards highlight the excellent partnership between Ontario Health (TGLN) and CGMH who are working together to save lives," says Mike Lacroix, CGMH President and CEO.

CGMH is one of 40 hospitals to be awarded a 2021/22 Ontario Health (Trillium Gift of Life Network) Hospital Achievement Award.

"The success of organ and tissue donation in Ontario relies on the hard work and dedication of our health care partners. Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) has made an outstanding contribution to organ and tissue donation and this award is a reflection of their commitment to implementing leading donation practices, integrating donation as part of quality end-of-life care, and continuously working to save lives through organ and tissue donation," says Rebecca Cooper, Vice President, Ontario Renal Network and Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ontario Health. "Every Ontarian has the opportunity to demonstrate their support for this life-saving work by registering their consent to organ and tissue donation at"

Today, almost 1,400 people are on the waitlist for a lifesaving organ transplant, and every three days someone will die waiting. Over 90 per cent of Ontarians support donation, yet only 35 per cent have formally registered their consent.

One donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance the lives of up to 75 more through the gift of tissue. By registering consent to donate, you make your family aware of your decision to save lives. Visit BeADonor campaign page to register or find out more.

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