PITTSBURGH, Aug. 10, 2018 – A delegation of 35 athletes representing the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Team Alleghenies brought home nearly 50 medals from the Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City. The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event that celebrates organ, tissue and cornea donation. Participants […]

PITTSBURGH, July 5, 2018 — The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) collaborated with Pittsburgh-area and West Virginia businesses for the first CORE Small Business Challenge. The challenge encouraged area businesses to raise awareness about organ, tissue and cornea donation, and to register more people as donors at their place of business. Companies competed […]

Recipients recognized for raising organ donation awareness and community involvement PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2018 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation are pleased to announce the 2018 Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship winners. The scholarship recognizes individuals who have been directly affected by organ, tissue or cornea donation, […]

More than 1,000 to attend CORE’s annual remembrance event  PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2018 – Today, at its 25th annual A Special Place ceremony, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) paid tribute to the 633 organ donors who gave the gift in 2017. More than 1,150 tissue donors and cornea donors were also honored for enhancing lives through donation. The memorial ceremony, held at CORE’s Pittsburgh headquarters, brought together more than 125 donor families, CORE staff and board members, as well as the extended […]

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 […]