Barrie’s Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre has been recognized for its efforts to improve organ and tissue donation in Ontario.
The award comes from Trillium Gift of Life Network for reaching a 67 percent conversion rate.
That is the percentage of potential donors referred by the hospital that go on to give the gift of life.
There are 1,600 people in Ontario waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
42 percent of Barrie residents have registered consent for organ or tissue donation through BeADonor.ca