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Sparrow wins Gift of Life challenge

Sparrow wins gift
Posted at 9:05 AM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 13:19:00-05

LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) — Mid-Michigan's biggest hospital is celebrating victory in a statewide competition.

The Sparrow Health System won Gift of Life's hospital challenge by registering the most organ and tissue donors during a six week period this past fall.

Sparrow signed up 1,041 new donors, beating the Detroit Medical Center by just 13 donors.

Hospital staff members say by putting your name on the list, you can save someone's life. Steve Dexter, Clinical Nurse Manager, Sparrow Ionia said, "There's a lot of people in Michigan, let alone the United States, that are waiting for an organ to save their life
It's improving quality of life, so all the way around it's something that offers hope for people that are waiting."

Anyone can join the donor registry, regardless of age or health history.