LifeLink® of Florida is thrilled to announce that 41 local hospitals have earned recognition for their work and dedication in support of organ, eye and tissue donation through the national Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HealthContinue Reading

During the month of August, LifeLink of Florida will celebrate National Minority Donor Awareness Month (NMDAM) to bring heightened awareness to organ and tissue donation and transplantation in minority communities. Minorities often experience higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease which can contribute to organ failure, especiallyContinue Reading

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections. This guideline reflects advances in transplant technology and safety thatContinue Reading

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) performed 585 organ transplants in 2019, eclipsing the previous record of 500 in 2011. This puts TGH in the top 10 busiest organ transplant centers in the nation.  Among the 2019 organ transplants include 358 kidney transplants, including 91 kidney transplants from living donors, 145 liverContinue Reading