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Conemaugh Nason, CORE a Winning Team for Organ Donor Awareness


Rick Boston

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring and the Center for Organ Recovery (CORE) helped kick off National Donate Life month on April 4, by holding a flag-raising ceremony to raise local awareness of the need for organ donors. Attending the ceremony were (front row, from left) Barb Ritchey, Conemaugh Nason administrative nursing assistant; Angie Hackman, CORE liaison; Jessica Yokubeak, Core organ donor referral manager; Jill Dillman-Stull, flight nurse; and Amanda Walker, district director for state Sen. Judy Ward; (back row, from left) Roaring Spring Mayor Dennis Igou, state Rep. Jim Gregory, and Conemaugh Nason CEO Tim Haclerode.

April is "National Donate Life Month," and on April 4, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring once again participated in the Center for Organ Recovery (CORE) flag-raising ceremony to shine a light on the need for organ donors.

According Conemaugh Nason Nursing Administrative Assistant and CORE Liaison Barb Ritchey, nearly 118,000 people nationwide, and nearly 7,000 people in Pennsylvania, are currently waiting for an organ transplant. Ritchey said by bringing awareness locally to the need for donors, people in need of life-saving transplants have a better chance of receiving an or...

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