Middletown, NY- The Donate Life Group of Orange County, a community-based volunteer group working under the auspices of the New York Organ Donor Network (NYODN), recently recognized Orange Regional Medical Center for its outstanding support of its mission. The NYODN is an organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for people in need of life-saving and life-improving transplants.
At a regular monthly meeting, Donate Life Group of Orange County volunteers and representatives of the NYODN presented President & CEO Scott Batulis with a plaque thanking the organization for educating families about organ donation and helping to save lives through the gift of organ donation. Additionally, the meeting featured special guests, Lauren Shields, a 12 year old heart recipient, and Senator David Carlucci. Lauren’s life-saving transplant was the impetus behind ‘Lauren’s Law’, a new law that takes effect in 2013 and is intended to increase awareness about organ donation with the hope of increasing the number of organ donors in New York. Senator Carlucci co-sponsored the bill.
“Our organization wanted to recognize Orange Regional for its compassionate work with families of donors and for assisting us in providing individuals and their families with the knowledge required to make informed decisions about donation,” said Guy Peifer, volunteer with Donate Life Group of Orange County.
For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.ormc.org. To learn more about the Donate Life Group of Orange County, visit www.donatelifegroupoc.org.
Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.