The award was given in recognition of Trios’ work with LifeNet to help with tissue recovery and donations, and for the cooperation, willingness, timeliness, and flexibility to make accommodations for those recoveries to occur.
In 2018, Trios operating rooms were used 19 times by LifeNet Health to recover tissue for donors. Each donor can enhance or save the lives of up to 150 people, and recoveries through Trios last year have already impacted more than 850 people in the Northwest and will continue to be used to enhance and save lives.
“It’s a huge, huge contribution,” Gretchen Lopez, Donor Relations Account Manager for LifeNet Health | Pacific Northwest, told the Trios Southridge Hospital OR staff. “LifeNet Health is the largest tissue bank in the U.S., and we could not make that happen without the flexibility, willingness, and cooperation of the facilities we work with.”
Trios was the top facility LifeNet Health works with in eastern Washington for tissue recovery in 2018. Lopez said the operating room staff has always been helpful with tissue recovery and has gone the extra mile to be flexible and timely.