Thaxton, Va. (Dec. 31, 2019) — Andrew Madison was known as an energetic and loving person, one who packed a lot of joy into his short life. A native of Thaxton, Va., Andrew became a heart recipient at age 6 and a tissue donor after his death at age 14. He will be honored on this year’s Donate Life Rose Parade® float on Jan. 1, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif.
Transplant Services Division
LifeNet Health reports record year for organ transplants
Organ Procurement division supported nearly 500 transplants,
mirroring national growth in life-saving procedures
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 25, 2019) — LifeNet Health facilitated a record number of organ transplants in its service area last year — 497 in total — a reflection of the growing number of Virginians who choose to be organ and tissue donors.
As one of 58 federally designated Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs), LifeNet Health coordinates organ donation throughout most of Virginia and part of West Virginia. The increase in transplants stems from growing participation in Virginia’s donor registry, which includes more than 4 million adults, as well as effective collaboration between LifeNet Health and transplant centers across the commonwealth.