Category: Newsletters

CORE Names Eye Bank Director, Continue Focus on Innovation and Ecxcellence

March 8th, 2021

PITTSBURGH – Jan. 22, 2021 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), the organ procurement organization (OPO) serving western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, has named Anita Gordon, CTBS, as Director of Eye Bank Operations. In this role, Gordon will lead CORE’s Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA)-accredited onsite eye bank at their Pittsburgh headquarters […]

For Second Consecutive Year, CORE Breaks Organ Donation Record

January 11th, 2021

  Undeterred by Pandemic Year, CORE Saves Nearly 800 Lives, Credits Organ Donors and Hospital Partners Click here for an infographic of CORE’s 2020 record-breaking year. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) announced today that 2020 was the second record-breaking year in a row for Saving and Healing lives through organ, tissue and cornea donation in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. CORE, […]

CORE Welcomes In-House Procurement and Transplant Surgeon Ahmad Abdelaal, MD

August 26th, 2020

The newly created role will contribute to CORE’s mission of Saving and Healing lives through donation.  Pittsburgh, PA, August 21, 2020 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) has welcomed Ahmad Abdelaal, MD, as its in-house procurement and transplant surgeon. In this newly created role, Dr. Abdelaal will perform the surgical recovery of deceased donor […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Receives Katie Coolican-Nicholas Miller Donor Care Award for Excellence in Donor Family Support

March 27th, 2020

Honor From MTF Biologics and AOPO Recognizes Organ Procurement Organization Serving Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia for Its Exemplary Support of Donor Families Edison, N.J. (March 13, 2020) – MTF Biologics and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) recently awarded the Katie Coolican-Nicholas Miller Donor Care Award for Excellence in Donor Family Support to the Center for Organ Recovery […]

CORE Breaks Organ Donation Record; Credits Donors, Hospital Partners, Focus On Excellence

January 10th, 2020

Unprecedented Number of Donations Save and Heal More Than 80,000 People PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10, 2020 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) announced today that 2019 was a record-breaking year for saving and healing lives in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia through organ, tissue and cornea donation.   CORE, the nonprofit organization that […]

CORE, Donate Life Pennsylvania Hold First-Ever PA Donor Day

January 8th, 2020

Aiming to Reach Milestone of 5 Million Pennsylvanians Registered as Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donors PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8, 2020 – Every 10 minutes someone in Pennsylvania is told they need a life-saving transplant. With more than 7,500 patients currently on the transplant waiting list, the need for more registered organ and tissue donors is a […]

WV Hunting And Fishing License Application Now Includes Option For Organ Donation

December 10th, 2019

New Application Offering Hunters in West Virginia Option to Register as an Organ Donor is Now Live PITTSBURGH, Dec.11, 2019 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is proud to announce that for the the first time, hunting and fishing license applications in West Virginia will include the option to register as an […]

CORE, Donate Life West Virginia Highlight the Greatest Gift on Giving Tuesday

December 3rd, 2019

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 3, 2019 – In honor of Giving Tuesday, December 3, Donate Life West Virginia is asking people to spread the word about the greatest gift you can give — the gift of life — in the form of organ donation. “Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday […]

CORE Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Organ Donor Registration at the DMV

December 1st, 2019

CORE Recognizes Positive Impact That Legislation Has Had on Driving Organ Donation Registrations PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1, 2019 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) recognizes the 25th anniversary of the Governor Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund. Inspired by Governor Casey’s heart and lung transplant in 1993, this […]

CORE Wins 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

November 14th, 2019

Organ procurement organization earns the Presidential-level honor, cementing legacy marked by pioneering. PITTSBURGH, PA, Nov. 14, 2019 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), the federally designated nonprofit organization that facilitates organ, tissue and cornea donation in western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Chemung County, New York, was named today a 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National […]