Romano Congratulates Sault Area Hospital on Organ Transplant Conversion Rate

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During his members statement in the Legislature, Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano extended congratulations to Sault Area Hospital for their latest achievement.

“Last week, The President and CEO of the Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ronnie Gavsie, made a very important announcement.

According to Trillium’s records over the last quarter, Sault Area Hospital was one of nineteen Hospitals across Ontario to achieve a 100% conversion rate of potential donors that eventually go on to donate.

One of nineteen, out of a total of over 150 Hospitals in this province. To say I am proud of my community and the dedicated workers at Sault Area Hospital would be an understatement.

But the good news doesn’t stop there. Not only does Sault Area Hospital boast one of the highest rates for notifying Trillium of potential donors, but over 30,000 members of our community of Sault Ste. Marie have registered to be an organ donor. That is just over 45% of our population and that number is only expected to climb over time.

I want to thank Ms. Gavsie and her team at the Trillium Gift of Life Network and the dedicated and hardworking staff at Sault Area Hospital. But most importantly, I want to thank my community of Sault Ste. Marie. Without you, none of this would have ever been possible. I am proud to represent each and every one of you as your MPP.”