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JohannesHD2016SmallTonya Johannes, ARNP-BC

Tonya Johannes, ARNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at MHP who treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in skin care. 

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08 December 2016
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Donor Registration Campaign

Mahaska Health Partnership joins
National Hospital Donor Registration Campaign

Mahaska Health Partnership has joined the Hospital Donor Registration Campaign as a Hospital Partner.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, the campaign brings together National Partners, local and regional organ, eye, and tissue donation organizations and hospitals throughout the nation to educate employees and hospital communities on the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

According to MHP CEO Jay Christensen, the goal of the campaign is to register 300,000 new registered organ donors in April. “It is incredibly important to support this donor registration campaign,” Christensen said. “A wonderful gift can be given during an extremely difficult family time that could improve life for others.”

MHP has partnered with the Iowa Hospital Association and the Iowa Donor Network to bring the Hospital Donor Registration Campaign to Iowa. Suzanne Conrad, CEO at Iowa Donor Network said, “We have enjoyed a close relationship with Iowa’s hospitals in identifying potential donors.  We are pleased that Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa is taking additional steps to educate and increase donor registrations in their service area.”

The need is real. Each day, 78 Americans receive life-saving organ transplants and thousands more benefit from cornea and tissue transplants. These extraordinary gifts have been generously donated by ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds who took just a few minutes in a busy day to indicate their decisions to become organ and tissue donors.

According to MHP Director of Nursing Projects Gloria Reed, broader awareness of the need for organ, eye and tissue donation is crucial. There are more than 111,000 people awaiting an organ transplant in the United States and each week, more than 100 people on the national transplant waiting list die because no organ is available.

“In Iowa, there are more than 600 people waiting for an organ transplant,” Reed said.

Here are some facts about organ, tissue and eye donation:

  • One organ donor can save as many as eight lives and improve many more through eye and tissue donation.
  • Organ transplants have been successfully saving lives for more than 50 years.
  • Cornea transplants have been successfully restoring sight for more than 100 years.
  • Donated tissues such as skin, bone and heart valves can dramatically improve the quality of life for recipients, and even save lives.
  • Anyone can sign up to be a potential donor regardless of age, race or medical history.
  • More than 90 million people in the United States have registered their decision to donate.

To learn more about organ, eye and tissue donation, and to register your donation decision, visit www.IowaDonorRegistry.org and place Mahaska Health Partnership’s name in the “in honor of” box. For more information about MHP’s participation in this campaign, contact Reed at 641-672-3239.