Grady Memorial Hospital has again been recognized by LifeLink of Georgia for its success in achieving and surpassing national organ donation conversion rates. Each year since 2007, the hospital has been awarded the Annual National Medal of Honor for its continued success in organ procurement. In 2013, over 85 life-saving transplants were made possible through the efforts of Grady’s organ donation program.
During a recent awards ceremony, Grady physicians and staff were honored for their participation in LifeLink’s Donor Resource Nurse Training and Donor Summit.
“We couldn’t have a successful program without the commitment and support of our physicians and nurses, said Gaynell Miller, Vice President of Patient Care Services. “I am proud to be part of an organization that has made organ donation a priority and, with the support of LifeLink and our amazing staff, we hope to be able to continue on this journey.”
In addition to the award presentations, Bernard and Linda Bynum attended the event to share their experience as a donor family with Grady and LifeLink.
“LifeLink really helped us to feel at ease and comfortable with the donation process when our son was at Grady,” said Linda Bynum. “The staff was wonderful throughout the donation process. I can’t thank them enough for their kindness during what was a very difficult time.”