Parkridge Medical Center staff, supporters and survivors met recently with Donate Life representatives to honor those touched by organ donation for National Donate Life Month. According to Donate Life Tennessee, seven organ donors provided 20 life-saving commitments at Parkridge Medical Center in 2021. More than 500 lives were enhanced from three dozen tissue donors as well.

 “Parkridge Medical Center is committed to supporting organ donors and their families through this difficult process,” said Deborah Deal, chief nursing executive for Parkridge Health System. “We are proud to work alongside Donate Life to provide life-saving donations to people in our community and around the region. We encourage others to register as donors and consider living donation as well.”

 The Health Resources and Services Administration estimates every nine minutes, a person is added to the national transplant waiting list.

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