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Transplant Services Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center as a member of the “Leadership Circle”

 

Transplant Group 

Art Chance, ETMC Tyler Vice President of Operations; Cherie Martin, ETMC Tyler Vice President of Patient Services; Elmer G. Ellis, ETMC President/CEO; Claude Furqueron of Arp (cornea recipient); Victoria McNeel, UT Southwestern Medical Center; and Bob Evans, ETMC Tyler Administrator/CEO attend the awards presentation at ETMC Tyler where the hospital was honored for being one of the top eye donor hospitals in North Texas.  

East Texas Medical Center at Tyler is being honored by Transplant Services Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center as a member of the “Leadership Circle” of top eye donor hospitals in North Texas. Through the efforts of the staff, 17 eye donations occurred in 2007.

Transplant Services Center, one of the nation’s longest continually accredited tissue and eye banks, provides corneas, sclera, bone grafts, heart valves, and skin to the communities served by ETMC Tyler as well as areas all over Texas, the United States, and internationally. Since the year 2001, ETMC Tyler has provided 135 corneas for transplant; with 90 Texas recipients receiving transplants.

There are an estimated 46,000 cornea transplants and more than 800,000 tissue transplants annually in the United States. Tissue donation/transplant includes skin, bone, heart valves, veins and tendons.

East Texas Medical Center at Tyler continues its service to the community through its outstanding efforts to make transplantation possible.