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Baptist Hospital gets medal for organ transplant focus

The Mid-South Transplant Foundation (MSTF) on Tuesday presented Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis with the Silver Medal of Honor.  The Mid-South Transplant Foundation (MSTF) on Tuesday presented Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis with the Silver Medal of Honor.

The presentation at the hospital was a follow-up to a recent ceremony in Grapevine, Texas, where the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recognized Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and 306 other hospitals across the country for achieving and sustaining national goals for donation, including a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors in 2010.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis works with MSTF to implement known, national best practices on a local level for increasing organ donors. There are more than 110,000 individuals on the national waiting list for an organ transplant.

MSTF is the not-for-profit federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for the Mid-South area. For more information, visit www.midsouthtransplant.org

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