More than 50 events will raise awareness for organ, tissue and cornea donation PITTSBURGH, April 3, 2018 – Nationally, 115,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, including 2,500 in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. At least 20 will die each day without receiving an organ transplant. Someone is added to the transplant waiting […]

Western Pennsylvania campuses team up to register more organ donors and save lives Pittsburgh, March 1, 2018 —Nearly 75 percent of college-age students say they support organ donation, yet more than two-thirds are not registered as an organ, tissue and cornea donor, according to national statistics. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is […]

CORE Welcomes Director of Innovation and Process Improvement Veteran process improvement expert Michael Gerusky joins OPO team Pittsburgh, Jan. 11, 2018 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is welcoming Michael T. Gerusky as its director of innovation and process improvement. Gerusky has nearly 30 years of process and quality improvement experience across […]

Rachelle Jeffers shares spiritual story during National Donor Sabbath Observation Pittsburgh, Nov. 10, 2017 – This weekend, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) will participate in the National Donor Sabbath observation. National Donor Sabbath is an annual commemoration in which faith leaders from many religions, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation […]

CHARLESTON, W.VA., Sept. 25, 2017 – On Sunday, Donate Life West Virginia and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) honored the more than 200 heroes who gave the selfless gift of life during A Special Place ceremony, held at the Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia. For the sixth year in a row, […]

Becomes first OPO to receive highest-level award from MAAPE PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19, 2017 – Today, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) became the first organ procurement organization to receive the Excellence Award from the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), its highest-level award. MAAPE is one of 31 regional and state Baldrige-based awards […]

2017 Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship recipients recognized for organ donation awareness, community involvement and scholastic achievement PITTSBURGH, August 31, 2017 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation are pleased to announce the 2017 Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship winners. The scholarship recognizes individuals who have been directly affected […]

More than 1,000 attend event that memorializes donors and commemorates their gifts of life PITTSBURGH, June 4, 2017 – Today, at its 24th annual A Special Place ceremony, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) paid tribute to 237 heroes — the organ, tissue and cornea donors who gave the gift of life in […]

Bruno Mastroianni chosen as Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Nonprofit CIO of the Year Pittsburgh, April 6, 2017 –  The Center for Organ Recovery & Education’s Bruno Mastroianni was recently honored as the Pittsburgh Technology Council 2017 Nonprofit Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year. Mr. Mastroianni headed up the implementation of a bar code inventory solution […]

More than 50 area events planned throughout April to raise awareness Pittsburgh, March 31, 2017 – More than 118,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant nationally, including more than 3,000 in the Center for Organ Recovery & Education’s (CORE) coverage area. Throughout April, National Donate Life Month, CORE, and its hospital and community partners […]