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 […]

– Community Health Centers across the state to participate – Charleston, W.Va., March 17, 2017 – Donate Life West Virginia and the West Virginia Rural Health Association will join forces to raise awareness about the importance of organ, tissue and cornea donation. The joint program – Caring, Hope, Commitment – launches today. The organizations will […]

PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2017 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) are collaborating to raise awareness about the life-affirming power of organ, tissue and cornea donation. The Caring, Hope, Commitment program launches today and will highlight donor stories, such as Mikaela Alt, who at […]

– Event at State Capitol Raises Awareness among Legislators – Charleston, W.Va., March 3, 2017 – At 5 months old Maren Foster was diagnosed with a rare liver disease called biliary atresia. She received a life-saving liver transplant three months later. Now 3, Maren loves playing in her play kitchen and her family enjoys her […]

– CORE announces nearly 15 percent increase in donors – PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9, 2017 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving Pennsylvania, West Virginia and parts of New York, achieved a significant milestone in 2016 with a nearly 15 percent increase in donors (237) […]

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