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LifeCenter Northwest honors CFVH with the 2017 Tissue Donation Referral Achievement Award

Hospital news | Monday, April 9, 2018

Local organ procurement organization, LifeCenter Northwest is proud to announce the presentation of their Tissue Donation Referral Achievement Award for 2017. Clark Fork Valley Hospital is being recognized for their superior performance in tissue donation last year.

Clark Fork Valley Hospital is one of 26 hospitals in our four-state service area to receive the Tissue Donation Referral Achievement Award. This award is presented to hospitals for reaching or exceeding a referral rate of 95 percent.

Timely referrals have a significant impact on donation outcomes. One of the most important steps in donation is recognizing that a patient has met referral criteria and making the referral call in a timely manner. Achieving and maintaining a high timely referral rate is incredibly challenging and requires a strong com­mitment to donation, a testament to Clark Fork Valley Hospital’s dedication.

Types of tissue recovered include bone, skin, tendons, nerves, and heart valves. These gifts can help infants born with congenital heart defects, promote healing for burn victims, prevent amputation for veterans with traumatic nerve damage, and restore health and function for many other patients in need.

The full list of achievement award recipients are included in LifeCenter Northwest’s 2017 Annual Report, which can be viewed at

LifeCenter Northwest is the federally designated organ procurement organization serving Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington-the largest geographic donation service area in the United States. For more information, or to register to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor, please visit

LifeCenter Northwest is honored to work together with our hospital partners and greatly appreciates the contributions they make every day to help save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation.

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