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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 – 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 Quality Award winner by […]

Organ Donor Advocate Joy Starzl Continues Dr. Starzl’s Legacy of Saving Lives

October 5th, 2018

Wife of pioneering transplant surgeon teams with CORE to encourage organ donation PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5, 2018 – As a pioneering transplant surgeon, the late Dr. Thomas Starzl saved countless lives. Today, his wife and organ donor advocate, Joy Starzl, continues his legacy by collaborating with the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to encourage […]

Families of Donors Pause to Remember Their Loved Ones at A Special Place Ceremony

September 24th, 2018

Annual memorial service honors the heroes who give the gift of life CHARLESTON, W.VA., Sept. 24, 2018 – On Sunday, Donate Life West Virginia and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) honored the everyday heroes who gave the selfless gift of life during its annual A Special Place ceremony, held at the Clay […]

CORE and Team Alleghenies Are Victorious at Transplant Games

August 10th, 2018

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 […]

CORE Business Challenge to Raise Organ Donation Awareness Is a Knockout

July 5th, 2018

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 […]

Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation Scholarships Awarded

June 29th, 2018

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, […]

A Special Place Ceremony Commemorates Organ Donors’ Gift of Life

June 10th, 2018

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 […]

CORE Celebrates Heroes during Donate Life Month

April 3rd, 2018

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 […]

CORE College Challenge Encourages Students to Make a Difference in a Meaningful Way

March 1st, 2018

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

January 11th, 2018

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 […]

Miracle Worker – Living Donor Gives Liver to Friend from Church

November 10th, 2017

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 […]

CORE, Donor Families Pause to Remember Loved Ones at A Special Place Ceremony

September 25th, 2017

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, […]

CORE Wins Prestigious Baldrige-based Excellence Award

September 19th, 2017

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 […]

CORE and Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation Award Scholarships to Students Affected by Organ Donation

August 31st, 2017

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 […]

CORE Honors Everyday Heroes at A Special Place Ceremony

June 4th, 2017

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 […]

CORE Chief Information Officer Receives Pittsburgh Tech Council Award

April 6th, 2017

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 […]

Be a Hero … Be an Organ Donor during National Donate Life Month

March 31st, 2017

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 […]

Donate Life West Virginia Collaborates with West Virginia Rural Health Association to Raise Awareness about Organ Donor Registration

March 17th, 2017

– 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 […]

CORE and the PA Association of Community Health Centers Collaborate to Raise Awareness about Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donation

March 17th, 2017

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 […]

Donate Life West Virginia Volunteers Highlight Need for West Virginians to “Make the Pledge for Life” during Hospital Day

March 6th, 2017

– 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 […]

Significant Milestone Achieved for Donors, Transplants and Lives Saved

January 9th, 2017

– 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) […]

CORE Joins the 2017 Donate Life Rose Parade® Float to Highlight the Importance of Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donation

December 8th, 2016

– CORE holds floragraph decorating and dedication events Dec. 8 and Dec. 13 – Pittsburgh, Dec. 8, 2016 – Jasmine “Nicole” Moore was engaged to be married and only 26 years old when her life was cut short in a tragic car accident in September 2012. As an organ, tissue and cornea donor her legacy […]

Donate Life West Virginia Honors Hospitals for Creating Culture of Donation

December 6th, 2016

– Ceremony recognizes West Virginia hospitals for increasing donation awareness – CHARLESTON, W.Va., Dec. 6, 2016 – Donate Life West Virginia is honoring 29 hospitals and health systems throughout the state that have gone above and beyond to build a culture of donation within their facilities. “The work and cooperation between the West Virginia Hospital […]

CORE Appoints Medical Director of Eye Division

November 21st, 2016

–Dr. Hall McGee IV to lead CORE’s corneal transplant program – Pittsburgh, November 21, 2016 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) has appointed Dr. Hall McGee IV as medical director of its Eye Division. In this role, Dr. McGee will lead CORE’s corneal transplant program as well as foster strategic and collaborative […]

Donate Life West Virginia teams up with Wendy’s® to promote organ, tissue and cornea donation awareness during Community Night

October 6th, 2016

– 15 Wendy’s locations across West Virginia and Ohio to donate 10% of sales – CHARLESTON, W.VA., Oct. 6, 2016 – Wendy’s® and Donate Life West Virginia are partnering to promote organ, tissue and cornea donation awareness at 15 Wendy’s restaurant locations in West Virginia and Ohio during the third annual Community Night being held […]

CORE, Families Honor Donor Families and Celebrate the Gift of Life

September 19th, 2016

– Donor families and recipients from across West Virginia attend A Special Place ceremony– CHARLESTON, W.VA., Sept. 19, 2016 – For every celebration that follows the life- transforming gift of organ, tissue or cornea donation, a family mourns the loss of a loved one. Yet, their loved ones’ legacy lives on as a result of […]

CORE and Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation Award Scholarships to Students Impacted by Organ Donation

July 13th, 2016

–2016 Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship Recipients Recognized for Organ Donation Awareness, Community Involvement and Scholastic Achievement – PITTSBURGH, July 13, 2016 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation are pleased to award ­­­seven students with the 2016 Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarship, recognizing individuals who have been directly […]

CORE Contributes First Brain Tissue for Groundbreaking Autism Study

June 9th, 2016

–Federally Funded Project Will Help Accelerate Pace of Autism Research– PITTSBURGH, June 9, 2016 – Autism spectrum disorders, a group of complex disorders of brain development, affect one in 68 children, according to autism advocacy organization Autism Speaks. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving […]

CORE, Families Honor Loved Ones Who Gave the Gift of Life

May 22nd, 2016

– More than 1,000 to attend A Special Place event at CORE headquarters – PITTSBURGH, May 22, 2016 – Today, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) honored the families of organ, tissue and cornea donors during its annual A Special Place ceremony at the organization’s headquarters in O’Hara Township. Approximately 1,000 people attended […]

CORE Gospel Idol Winners Announced

April 20th, 2016

Pittsburgh, April 20, 2016 – The powerful sounds of gospel music brought people together to share the important message of organ, tissue and cornea donation during the annual West Virginia Gospel Idol competition hosted by the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) on April 10. The winners are: First Place – First Baptist Church […]

CORE, Team Pittsburgh Unite in Formal Partnership

April 19th, 2016

– The Organizations Announced Their New Venture at an April 16 Pep Rally – PITTSBURGH, April 19, 2016 – Two of Pittsburgh’s titans of organ donation and transplantation recently teamed up to become even more of a force for good throughout the region. During a Pep Rally event for the upcoming Transplant Games of America […]

CORE Encourages Donor Registration During National Donate Life Month to Make Life Possible

April 1st, 2016

– Nearly 50 area events planned throughout April to raise awareness – Pittsburgh, April 1, 2016 – More than 121,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant nationally, including more than 3,000 in the Center for Organ Recovery & Education’s (CORE) coverage area. Behind each one of those numbers is a loved one, a family […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Launches Project 20/20 to Enable Donors to Give Now and Give Later

March 23rd, 2016

–Campaign Aims to Collect Eyeglasses and Enroll More Cornea Donors by the Year 2020– Pittsburgh, March 23, 2016 – There’s no clearer way to improve someone’s sight than to give now … and give later. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is launching Project 20/20, a campaign to collect eyeglasses for the visually […]

CORE Hosts Organ Donation Symposium to Energize Hospital Partners

March 3rd, 2016

– Event Will Take Place Thursday, May 5 in Charleston, W.V.– Pittsburgh, March 3, 2016 – With more than 500 people waiting for an organ transplant in West Virginia, narrowing the gap between donors and those in need might seem daunting—but through collaboration, community outreach and education, it’s a goal within reach. The Center for […]

CORE to Honor Hospitals for Cultivating ‘Culture of Donation’

February 29th, 2016

– Award Ceremony to Recognize 32 Hospitals that Increased Donation Awareness – Pittsburgh, Feb. 29, 2016 – 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, is honoring hospitals and health systems throughout Pennsylvania that have gone above and […]

Significant Milestone Achieved for Donors, Transplants and Lives Saved

February 25th, 2016

– CORE announces 207 donors led to 598 lives saved or enhanced through transplants – PITTSBURGH, February 25, 2016 – 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 2015 with 207 donors that […]

Donate Life West Virginia Collaborates with West Virginia Rural Health Association to Raise Awareness about Organ Donor Registration

February 11th, 2016

– Nearly 200 Community Health Centers to Participate – Charleston, W.Va., Feb. 11, 2016 – Donate Life West Virginia is collaborating with the West Virginia Rural Health Association and nearly 200 community health centers to raise awareness about the life-affirming power of organ, tissue and cornea donation. The Caring, Hope, Commitment program will officially launch […]

CORE Calls for Singers, Rappers to Inspire ‘Pledge for Life’

February 9th, 2016

– Singing Competition to Celebrate National Donate Life Month – Pittsburgh, February 9, 2016 – For musically inclined West Virginians who are passionate about the benefits of organ, tissue and cornea donation, it’s time for a mic check. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), a federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) serving […]

Donate Life West Virginia and CORE Highlight Need for Increased Organ Donor Registration at West Virginia Hospital Day

February 5th, 2016

– Event in State Capitol Rotunda Raises Awareness among Legislators – Charleston, W.Va., Feb. 5, 2016 – Nearly 500 West Virginians are awaiting a life-saving organ transplant. Thousands more are in need of healing tissue or cornea transplants. During the West Virginia Hospital Association’s annual Hospital Day at the Legislature, state legislators had the opportunity […]

CORE Video Encourages Pennsylvanians to Say “Yes” to Organ Donation

November 24th, 2015

One organ donor has the possibility of saving up to eight lives, and tissue donors can improve the lives of up to 50 people. So say “yes” to organ donation, because you never know who you could save.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education and Jethro’s Restaurant to Hold First Annual Trivia Night

October 8th, 2015

– Altoona-Based Restaurant Teams Up with CORE to Promote Organ Donation Awareness – WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)’s Altoona, Bedford and Johnstown Area Volunteer Task Forces and Jethro’s Restaurant in Altoona, Pa. WHAT: 1st Annual Trivia Night WHEN: Wednesday, October 14 from 6-11 p.m. WHERE: Jethro’s Restaurant (417 Parkview Lane in […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Recognizes Area Hospitals with West Virginia Governor’s Award for Life 2015

October 6th, 2015

– Annual Award Recognizes Champions of Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donation – Pittsburgh, October 6, 2015 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is pleased to recognize 16 area hospitals with the West Virginia Governor’s Award for Life 2015. The awards ceremony took place during the West Virginia Hospital Association’s annual meeting on […]

CORE Named Charity Recipient for ‘Taste the Good Life’ Benefit

September 29th, 2015

—Proceeds from Oct. 29 Event will Aid CORE’s New Bereavement Program— Pittsburgh, Sept. 29, 2015 – Supporters of the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) now have an alluring new opportunity to make A Pledge for Life. CORE was recently named the charity recipient for Taste the Good Life, a food-centric fundraising event in […]

Susan Stuart Honored at Health Care Heroes Awards for Service as Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donation Advocate

September 29th, 2015

Stuart Recognized September 9 in Pittsburgh at Annual Awards Ceremony Pittsburgh, Sept. 29, 2015 – Susan Stuart, president and CEO of the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), was honored September 9 at the Health Care Heroes Awards during a reception at the Omni William Penn. She was announced as winner in the category […]

MEDIA ALERT: Donate Life West Virginia Teams Up with Wendy’s® to Promote Organ Donation Awareness for Community Night on September 15

September 10th, 2015

–Flag Raising Event Kickoff to also be Held at Wendy’s in Ravenswood, WV –  WHO: Donate Life West Virginia, a statewide initiative consisting of the four organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that serve West Virginia, which includes several Ohio counties and area Wendy’s® are pleased to partner to celebrate families like donor mom and Wendy’s manager Lisa […]

PHOTO RELEASE: CORE Recognizes Gospel Idol Winners, Celebrates National Minority Organ Donor Awareness Week

August 4th, 2015

– Janina Simone of White Oak Awarded First Place and Viewer’s Choice – WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and its Pittsburgh Multicultural Task Force WHAT: Recognition of the winners of its Pledge for Life Gospel Idol, a singing competition held in celebration of National Minority Organ Donor Awareness Week. After submitting a […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Supports National Minority Donor Awareness Week at Community Events

August 3rd, 2015

– Annual Observance Addresses Need for Organ, Tissue & Cornea Donation in Minority Communities– Pittsburgh, August 3, 2015 – Did you know that more than half of the national transplant waiting list is made up of multicultural populations due to higher incidences of diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease? The Center for Organ Recovery & Education […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education to Hold Pledge for Life Gospel Idol

July 15th, 2015

– Singing Competition to Celebrate National Minority Organ Donor Awareness Week – WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and its Pittsburgh Multicultural Volunteer Task Force WHAT: Pledge for Life Gospel Idol, a singing competition that features performances in the following categories: gospel singing (solo/group/choir), Christian rap, mime, spoken word and liturgical dance. Bishop […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education, Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students Impacted by Organ Donation

May 28th, 2015

-Recipients Recognized for Contributions to Organ Donation Awareness and Scholastic Achievement- PITTSBURGH, May 28, 2015 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation are pleased to award 10 high school seniors with 2015 Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarships, which recognizes individuals or family members of someone directly impacted by […]

MEDIA ALERT & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Center for Organ Recovery & Education to Honor Organ Donors with Annual A Special Place Memorial Ceremony: More than 1,000 to Attend

May 26th, 2015

WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) WHAT: A Special Place, CORE’s annual memorial ceremony for the families of all organ, tissue and cornea donors who have saved or improved the lives of transplant patients in 2014. WHEN: Sunday, May 31, 2015 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Family arrivals/photos begin at 10:30 a.m.) WHERE: CORE’s […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Honors Fayette County Coroner Dr. Philip Reilly with Donate Life Ambassador Award

May 1st, 2015

–Reilly to Receive Award for Dedication to the Cause of Organ Donation– Pittsburgh, May 1, 2015 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) will honor Fayette County Coroner Dr. Philip Reilly with the Donate Life Ambassador Award for his outstanding contribution to CORE’s mission of saving and enhancing lives. A reception will be […]

CORE and Kepner Funeral Home to Hold Flag Raising Ceremony for National Donate Life Month

April 20th, 2015

–Ceremony Held in Memory of Heather Miller, Organ and Tissue Donor of Triadelphia, Wv.–  WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Kepner Funeral Home WHAT: A flag raising ceremony in memory of Heather Miller, an organ and tissue donor from Triadelphia, Wv. and to commemorate National Donate Life Month. Celebrated in April, the […]

National Donate Life Month – West Virginia

March 31st, 2015

–Events Encourage Individuals to Register to Become Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donors –  Pittsburgh, March 31, 2015 – Have you ever been caught in the rain without an umbrella? Each one of us, at times, has been in situations where we are in need of shelter and comfort.  This April is National Donate Life Month, […]

National Donate Life Month – Pennsylvania

March 31st, 2015

–Events Encourage Individuals to Register to Become Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donors –  Pittsburgh, March 31, 2015 – Have you ever been caught in the rain without an umbrella? Each one of us, at times, has been in situations where we are in need of shelter and comfort.  This April is National Donate Life Month, […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Encourages Individuals to Give the Gift of Sight (WV)

March 2nd, 2015

–West Virginia House of Delegates Commemorates National Eye Donor Month with Citation– Pittsburgh, March 2, 2015 – March is National Eye Donor Month, and what better gift to give someone else than the gift of sight?  The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is encouraging individuals to register to become a cornea donor in […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Encourages Individuals to Give the Gift of Sight (PA)

March 2nd, 2015

–Pennsylvania Commemorates National Eye Donor Month with Proclamation–  Pittsburgh, March 2, 2015 – March is National Eye Donor Month, and what better gift to give someone else than the gift of sight?  The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is encouraging individuals to register to become a cornea donor in honor of this national […]

Susan Stuart Named Not-for-Profit Communicator of the Year by Pittsburgh Chapter of Public Relations Society of America

February 19th, 2015

—Stuart was Recognized at PRSA Pittsburgh’s Annual Renaissance Awards Ceremony— Pittsburgh, Feb. 19, 2015 – Susan Stuart, president and CEO of the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) was recently named Communicator of the Year (Not-for-Profit) by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She received the award at PRSA […]

MEDIA ALERT & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: National Donor Day Offers Chance to Give Greatest Valentine of All

February 12th, 2015

-CORE to Encourage Organ Donor Designations at Local Flower Shops- WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)   WHAT: National Donor Day is Feb. 14, and what better way to spread the love this Valentine’s Day than by registering to become an organ, tissue and cornea donor? CORE will be on site at […]

National Donor Day Offers Chance to Give Greatest Valentine of All

February 12th, 2015

–National Donor Day Encourages Public to Give Life-Saving Gift by Registering as an Organ Donor– Pittsburgh, Feb. 12, 2015 – Feb. 14 is National Donor Day, and what better way to share the spirit of the Valentine’s Day than by registering to become an organ, tissue and cornea donor? With someone added to the organ […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Highlights Importance of Organ Donation during West Virginia Hospital Day

February 4th, 2015

—Donate Life West Virginia to Have a Presence at Daylong Event— Charleston, Feb. 4, 2015 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is pleased to partner with Donate Life West Virginia and the West Virginia Hospital Association to promote organ donation awareness at West Virginia Hospital Day on Feb. 5, 2015 at the […]

CORE’s Efforts to Improve Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donation Outcomes Earns Organizational Award for Performance Excellence

January 28th, 2015

–Organ Procurement Organization Honored by Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence– Pittsburgh, January 28, 2015 – Working its way up the Baldrige ladder one success at a time, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) achieved Level II Proficiency through the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE) — a rare occurrence for first-time applicants. CORE […]

Pennsylvania’s Physician General: “Resolve to Register” and Become an Organ and Tissue Donor in the New Year

December 29th, 2014

Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone calls it an easy New Year’s Resolution that takes only 30 seconds and can save lives.

CORE Honors Fallen Pittsburgh Police Officer and Tissue Donor Paul Sciullo in 2015 Rose Parade

December 9th, 2014

– Sciullo’s Floragraph Portrait to Adorn the Donate Life Float in Pasadena – Pittsburgh, Dec. 9, 2014 – For the fifth year in a row, The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), is pleased to announce its participation in the 126th Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2015 in Pasadena. CORE is sponsoring a memorial […]

CORE to Honor Fallen Pittsburgh Police Officer and Tissue Donor

December 1st, 2014

MEDIA ALERT & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Paul Sciullo in 2015 Rose Parade -Floragraph Decorating Event to Take Place Dec. 9 at CORE- WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) WHAT: CORE is sponsoring a memorial floragraph portrait of a tissue donor who will appear on Donate Life’s float during the 2015 Rose Parade.  On. Dec. […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Recognizes Gospel Idol Winners

November 17th, 2014

– First Baptist Church of Charleston Awarded First Place and Viewer’s Choice –  WHO:             The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and its West Virginia Multicultural Task Force WHAT:          Recognition of the winners of its Pledge for Life Gospel Idol, a singing competition held in celebration of National Donor Sabbath. After submitting a 90-second […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Recognizes Melissa Curtis as the Recipient of 2014 Donate Life Award

November 17th, 2014

– Winner Announced at Recent University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Gala Event – WHO:             The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) WHAT:          CORE was pleased to recognize Melissa Curtis of UPMC Presbyterian as the recipient of the 2014 Donate Life Award at the 16th annual Cameos of Caring, held by the University […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Recognizes Area Hospitals with West Virginia Governor’s Award for Life 2014

October 14th, 2014

– Annual Award Recognizes Champions of Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donation –  Pittsburgh, Oct. 14, 2014 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is pleased to recognize 14 area hospitals with the West Virginia Governor’s Award for Life 2014.  The awards ceremony took place during the West Virginia Hospital Association’s annual meeting on […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education to Honor West Virginia-Based Organ Donors with Third Annual A Special Place Memorial Ceremony

October 8th, 2014

MEDIA ALERT & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY October 8, 2014 WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) WHAT: A Special Place, CORE’s third annual memorial ceremony honoring the families of West Virginia-based organ, tissue and cornea donors who have saved or improved the lives of transplant patients in 2013. WHEN: Sunday, October 12, 2014 – […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education and the University of Pittsburgh to Host Step Afrika!

October 1st, 2014

–African Step Dancing Performance on Oct. 25 will Kick Off Celebration of National Donor Sabbath in November– WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Health Sciences Diversity WHAT: Join us for the fast-paced dance steps and the energetic sounds of Step Afrika!, who will perform traditional […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Issues a Call-for-Entries for Pledge for Life Gospel Idol

September 18th, 2014

– Singing Competition to be Held in Celebration of National Donor Sabbath this November– WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and its West Virginia Multicultural Task Force will use a non-conventional approach to touch the hearts of many and raise much needed awareness of organ donation while celebrating National Donor Sabbath this […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Congratulates its Volunteers Who Received Medals in the Transplant Games of America

September 18th, 2014

–Volunteers Competed on “Team Pittsburgh” Biannual Games in Houston, Texas– Pittsburgh, Sept. 18, 2014 – Team Pittsburgh took home the gold at the Transplant Games of America in Houston, and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is pleased to recognize its volunteers who participated in July.  The Transplant Games of America is a […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Names Winners of the 2014 West Virginia Hospital Challenge

August 13th, 2014

– Hospital Challenge Aims to Increase Public Awareness and Organ Donor Designations – Pittsburgh, August 13, 2014 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is pleased to recognize seven hospitals across its West Virginia service area for their participation in the 2014 West Virginia Hospital Challenge.  The challenge, an initiative of West Virginia […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Names Winners of the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

August 13th, 2014

– Hospital Challenge Aims to Increase Public Awareness and Organ Donor Designations – Pittsburgh, August 13, 2014 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is pleased to recognize 25 hospitals across its Pennsylvania service area for their participation in the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. The challenge, an initiative of the Hospital […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Supports National Minority Donor Awareness Week at Community Events

July 31st, 2014

– Annual Observance Addresses Need for Organ, Tissue & Cornea Donation in Minority Communities– Pittsburgh, July 31, 2014 – 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, will participate in National Minority Donor Awareness Week, August 1-7, 2014.  More than […]

Multimedia News Release: Center for Organ Recovery & Education Launches “LiVE: 8” to Encourage Organ Donation Awareness

June 20th, 2014

Check out the multimedia elements of the campaign!

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Launches “LiVE: 8” to Encourage Organ Donation Awareness and Designations

June 20th, 2014

PITTSBURGH, June 19, 2014 – Every organ donor has the potential to save eight lives, which is the foundation of the new public awareness campaign from the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE). Using multiple channels such as outdoor, television, print and radio advertising, transit wraps, a brand new website and social media, CORE […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education, Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation Award Scholarships to Students Impacted by Organ Donation

May 21st, 2014

-Recipients Recognized for Contributions to Organ Donation Awareness and Scholastic Achievement- PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2014 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation are pleased to award six high school seniors with 2014 Isabelle Christenson Memorial Scholarships. The program recognizes individuals or family members of someone directly impacted […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education to Honor Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donors with Annual A Special Place Memorial Ceremony

May 15th, 2014

– Nearly 1,000 to Attend Event on May 18 at CORE’s Pittsburgh Headquarters – PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2014 – This Sunday, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) will once again honor the families of all organ, tissue and cornea donors who have saved or improved the lives of transplant recipients during its annual […]

Donate Life West Virginia and Wendy’s Celebrate Success of Organ Donation Awareness Campaign in West Virginia

May 12th, 2014

WHO:Donate Life West Virginia, a statewide initiative consisting of the four organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that serve West Virginia and 56 area Wendy’s restaurants. WHAT: Wendy’s contributes $10,000 to Donate Life West Virginia following an awareness and fundraising campaign in honor of National Donate Life Month in April. National Donate Life Month encourages people to become […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Recognized its Pittsburgh Area Volunteers with an Appreciation Dinner

May 1st, 2014

–Dinner Took Place on April 24 at Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at The Priory – WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) WHAT: “Voices in Harmony,” CORE’s appreciation dinner for Pittsburgh area volunteers. WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014 with a reception that began at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. DETAILS: The volunteer appreciation dinner honored […]

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education Appoints New Board Member

April 24th, 2014

Pittsburgh, April 24, 2014 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is pleased to announce that Joe Letnaunchyn, president and CEO of West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA), was appointed to its Board of Directors in March. “As the president of the West Virginia Hospital Association, Joe has been a trusted partner of CORE for […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Recognized Erie Volunteers with an Appreciation Dinner

April 22nd, 2014

–Dinner Took Place on April 3 at the Kahkwa Club in Erie, Pa. – WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) WHAT: “Voices in Harmony,” CORE’s Erie volunteer appreciation dinner WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2014 with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Kahkwa Club (3300 Kahkwa Club Road, Erie, PA) DETAILS: The […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Recognized West Virginia Volunteers with an Appreciation Dinner

April 22nd, 2014

–Dinner Took Place on April 10 at the West Virginia Cultural Center in Charleston – WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) WHAT: “Voices in Harmony,” CORE’s West Virginia volunteer appreciation dinner WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 2014 with a reception that began at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. WHERE: The Cultural Center – Capitol […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Holds Flag Raising Ceremonies at Charleston Hospitals for National Donate Life Month

April 10th, 2014

– Ceremonies Honor Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donors, Recipients and their Families – WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and several hospital partners in the Charleston area. WHAT: Hosting flag raising and donor wall dedication ceremonies to commemorate National Donate Life Month. Celebrated in April, the annual observance encourages organ donation awareness […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Celebrates National Donate Life Month with Community Events (Pittsburgh, PA)

April 2nd, 2014

–Events Encourage Individuals to Register to Become Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donors – Pittsburgh, April 2, 2014 – More than 120,000 people across the country are waiting for an organ transplant, and at least 18 will die without receiving one. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is joining the organ donation community in […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Celebrates National Donate Life Month (West Virginia)

April 2nd, 2014

–Month-long Observance Encourages West Virginians to Register to Become Organ Donors – Pittsburgh, April 2, 2014 – More than 120,000 people across the country are awaiting an organ transplant, and at least 18 will die without receiving one. In West Virginia, more than 800 people are on the waiting list. The Center for Organ Recovery […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Celebrates National Donate Life in April (Erie, PA)

April 2nd, 2014

–CORE to Hold Community Event on April 11 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Erie – Pittsburgh, April 2, 2014 – More than 120,000 people across the country are waiting for an organ transplant, and at least 18 will die without receiving one. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is joining the organ donation […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Celebrates National Donate Life Month with Community Event (Altoona/Johnstown, PA)

April 2nd, 2014

– Event Encourages Individuals to Register to Become an Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donor – Pittsburgh, April 2, 2014 – More than 120,000 people across the country are awaiting an organ transplant, and at least eighteen will die without receiving one. The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is joining the organ donation community […]

Donate Life West Virginia Teams Up with Wendy’s® to Promote Organ Donation in Honor of National Donate Life Month

March 31st, 2014

-Partnership Kickoff Event to be Held at Wendy’s in Ripley, WV on April 3rd – WHO: Donate Life West Virginia, a statewide initiative consisting of the four organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that serve West Virginia and area Wendy’s® are pleased to partner to celebrate millions of families like donor mom and Wendy’s manager Lisa Johnson […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Partners with Donate Life Pennsylvania to Host Free, Educational Symposium on Minority Health Crisis in Pittsburgh on March 25

February 28th, 2014

WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) in partnership with Donate Life Pennsylvania WHAT: “Our Health Matters: Examining the Minority Health Crisis in Pittsburgh,” a multicultural health symposium, sponsored by Donate Life Pennsylvania. Diabetes, hypertension and obesity are just some of the conditions and diseases that affect minority communities in greater numbers.  As a […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Encourages People to Give the Gift of Sight by Becoming an Eye and Cornea Donor

February 28th, 2014

– March is National Eye Donor Month – Pittsburgh, Feb. 28, 2014 – TheCenter for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is encouraging individuals to register to become eye and cornea donors in observance of National Eye Donor Month this March.  In 2013, CORE was able to provide the gift of sight to 335 western Pennsylvania […]

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education Encourages Individuals to Share their Love this Valentine’s Day

February 12th, 2014

– Friday, Feb. 14 is National Donor Day Encouraging Donor Sign-Ups – Pittsburgh, Feb.12, 2014 – The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) joins organ procurement organizations across the nation to celebrate National Donor Day this Valentine’s Day by encouraging individuals to make a Pledge for Life by becoming a registered organ, tissue and […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Partners with Donate Life West Virginia to Highlight Importance of Organ Donation Surrounding West Virginia Hospital Day

January 30th, 2014

CORE is pleased to partner with Donate Life West Virginia to promote organ donation awareness in conjunction with West Virginia Hospital Day on February 6, 2014 at the Capitol Rotunda in Charleston, W.Va.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Recognizes the Winners of the 2013 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

January 27th, 2014

CORE recently recognized 11 hospitals from across its Pennsylvania service area for their participation in the 2013 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge.

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to Host Pep Rally in Support of Team Pittsburgh’s Participation in the Transplant Games of America

January 21st, 2014

CORE in support of Team Pittsburgh’s participation in the biennial Transplant Games of America taking place from July 11-15, 2014 in Houston, TX.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Issues a Call-for-Entries for “Pledge for Life” Gospel Idol to Raise Awareness for Organ Donation

January 13th, 2014

CORE will use the powerful sounds of gospel music to bring people together to share the important message of organ, tissue and cornea donation.

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to Host “Organ Donation Awareness Night” at Erie BayHawks Game this Friday

January 7th, 2014

CORE will turn this Friday’s Erie BayHawks basketball game into an important educational effort to raise awareness of the need for more organ, tissue and cornea donors.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Honors West Virginia Donor with Rose Parade Floragraph Portrait

December 5th, 2013

CORE is pleased to announce its participation in the nationally televised 125th Rose Parade (January 1, 2014 beginning at 11 a.m. ET in Pasadena, CA). For the fourth year in a row, CORE is sponsoring a memorial floragraph portrait that will appear on Donate Life’s float during the parade.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to Honor Point Pleasant, WV Tissue and Cornea Donor; Portrait Will Adorn Donate Life Float in 2014 Rose Parade

November 11th, 2013

WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Pleasant Valley Hospital WHAT: A floragraph decorating event. CORE is sponsoring a memorial floragraph portrait that will appear on Donate Life’s float during the 2014 Rose Parade. The family of Kevin Ellis Boyles, a 22-year old tissue and cornea donor from Point Pleasant, WV, will […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Announces Recipient of 2013 Donate Life Award at 15th Annual Cameos of Caring Awards Gala

November 4th, 2013

CORE is pleased to recognize Cynthia Valenta of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as the recipient of the 2013 Donate Life Award.

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education Teams Up with WVU Students for Organ Donation Sign Up Drive on Campus

November 4th, 2013

Core is excited to partner with West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Maniacs, the premiere student group for Mountaineer athletics and the largest student group on campus, to launch the WVU Organ Donation Challenge.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Partners with West Virginia State University to Host Step Afrika! in Celebration of National Donor Sabbath

November 1st, 2013

CORE will mark National Donor Sabbath with the fast-paced dance steps and exciting sounds of traditional African step dancing presented by Step Afrika!.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to Match the Purchase of a Donate Life License Plate for Pennsylvania and West Virginia Residents

October 31st, 2013

CORE is asking Pennsylvania and West Virginia residents within CORE’s service area to show their support of Team Pittsburgh in the Transplant Games of America next summer.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education Honors Organ Donors in West Virginia with Second Annual A Special Place Memorial Ceremony

October 13th, 2013

CORE honored the families of all organ, tissue and cornea donors in West Virginia who have saved or improved the lives of transplant recipients in 2012 with the second annual Special Place memorial ceremony.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Eye Bank Association of America Highlight Multi-Million-Dollar Impact of Corneal Transplants

October 10th, 2013

CORE has been an EBAA member since 1997 and will provide over 900 corneas for transplant this year, with an estimated lifetime value of $43,105,884.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Recognizes Area Hospitals with West Virginia Governor’s Award for Life 2013

September 26th, 2013

CORE is pleased to recognize 24 West Virginia-based hospitals with the West Virginia Governor’s Award for Life 2013.

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Hosts Official Opening of New Brian A. Broznick Pavilion

September 12th, 2013

CORE marked the grand opening of its newly constructed Brian A. Broznick Pavilion at its Pittsburgh offices during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Thursday, September 12.

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to Host “Organ Donation Awareness Night” at Washington Wild Things Baseball Game this Friday

August 28th, 2013

CORE will turn a night at the ballgame into an important educational effort this summer to raise awareness of the need for organ, tissue and cornea donation.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to Hold Ribbon Cutting and Open House for its Brian A. Broznick Pavilion on September 12

August 26th, 2013

WHO: The Center for Organ Recovery & Education WHAT: Built for Life: A Ribbon Cutting and Open House at the Brian A. Broznick Pavilion WHEN: Thursday, September 12, 2013 – 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 6:00-6:30: Cocktail Reception 6:30-6:45: Remarks 6:45: Ribbon Cutting* and Hors d’ Oeuvres *Tours to take place after the Ribbon Cutting WHERE: […]

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Celebrates National Minority Donor Awareness Week from August 1-7

July 30th, 2013

CORE is pleased to participate in National Minority Donor Awareness Week, taking place from August 1-7, 2013 alongside partner organizations and OPOs across the country.

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Participates in Eighth Annual “Power of Organ Donation Night” at Appalachian Power Park

July 16th, 2013

CORE will join the Kidney Transplant Center at Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) in hosting “Organ Donation Awareness Night” at the West Virginia Power baseball game on Friday, July 19 at Appalachian Power Park.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Aims to Entertain, Enlighten and Inspire with Inaugural “Pledge for Life” Film Festival on June 27

June 18th, 2013

CORE is pleased to announce its inaugural “Pledge for Life” Film Festival taking place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at CORE’s Pittsburgh headquarters.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Renews Call for Pennsylvania State Lawmakers to Support Donate Life PA Act

June 5th, 2013

CORE is encouraging Pennsylvania state legislators to express their support for the Donate Life PA Act, a series of bills that is expected to be re-introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania Senate in the coming days.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Honors Organ Donors with Annual A Special Place Memorial Ceremony

May 19th, 2013

CORE honored the families of all organ, tissue and cornea donors who have saved or improved the lives of transplant recipients in 2012 during its annual memorial ceremony, A Special Place.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Recognizes its Erie Volunteers with an Appreciation Dinner

May 2nd, 2013

CORE is pleased to hold a volunteer appreciation dinner honoring more than 45 individuals from Erie who have served as active volunteers at CORE from March 2012 to March 2013.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Recognizes its Pennsylvania Volunteers with an Appreciation Dinner

May 1st, 2013

CORE is pleased to hold a volunteer appreciation dinner honoring more than 145 individuals from its Pennsylvania service area who have served as active volunteers at CORE from March 2012 to March 2013.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), University of Pittsburgh and Donate Life America to Highlight the Cause of Organ, Tissue and Cornea Donation at Komen West Virginia Race for the Cure

April 29th, 2013

CORE is partnering with the University of Pittsburgh and Donate Life America to highlight the important cause of organ, tissue and cornea donation at the Susan G. Komen West Virginia Race for the Cure (9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at State Capitol Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston, WV).

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), University of Pittsburgh and Donate Life America Sponsor the Pittsburgh Marathon’s Eighth Mile through its Organ Donors Matter Campaign

April 29th, 2013

CORE is partnering with the University of Pittsburgh and Donate Life America, to make a big impact at the GNC Live Well Health and Fitness Expo (May 3-4, 2013) at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon (Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) with its ‘Organ Donors Matter’ campaign.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Butler’s Clearview Mall to Flaunt its Colors on National Blue and Green Day

April 15th, 2013

CORE invites Butler-area residents to flaunt their most creative blue and green outfits on Friday, April 19, which is National Blue and Green Day in support of organ, tissue and cornea donation awareness.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and Charleston’s Regis Hair Salon to Flaunt its Colors on National Blue and Green Day

April 15th, 2013

CORE is partnering with Regis Hair Salon in Charleston Town Center to flaunt its colors on Friday, April 19, which is National Blue and Green Day in support of organ, tissue and cornea donation awareness.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Recognizes its West Virginia Volunteers with an Appreciation Dinner

April 10th, 2013

CORE is pleased to hold a volunteer appreciation dinner honoring more than 50 individuals from West Virginia who have served as active volunteers at CORE from March 2012 to March 2013.

The Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) Congratulates Local Girl Scout Troop for their Efforts to Increase Awareness of Organ Donation

April 2nd, 2013

CORE is pleased to recognize a local junior Girl Scout troop that recently completed the filming of an organ donation awareness video.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Challenges West Virginia Hospitals to Drive Donor Designations and Promote Donation Awareness

March 27th, 2013

CORE is pleased to partner with the West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA) and Donate Life West Virginia to help to save and improve the lives of more than 800 West Virginians awaiting a transplant.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Recognizes National Donate Life Month in April

March 25th, 2013

CORE is joining the organ donation community once again in April by commemorating National Donate Life Month.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Congratulates Recipient of 2013 Tribute to Excellence Award

March 14th, 2013

CORE is pleased to recognize Dr. Thomas Cacciarelli as a recipient of a 2013 Tribute to Excellence Award, presented by the American Liver Association’s Pittsburgh chapter.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Recognizes National Eye Donor Month this March

February 27th, 2013

CORE is encouraging individuals to register to become eye and cornea donors as the nation recognizes National Eye Donor Month.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education’s Lisa Upsher Named Dignity & Respect Champion

February 19th, 2013

CORE is pleased to announce that Lisa Upsher was selected as a Dignity & Respect Champion.

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Encourages Individuals to Share their Love this Valentine’s Day by Signing Up to Become a Donor

February 13th, 2013

CORE joins the nation in celebrating National Donor Day this Valentine’s Day by encouraging individuals to share their love by sharing the gift of life.

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Issues a Call for Entries for its 2013 “A Pledge for Life” Film Festival

January 24th, 2013

CORE is challenging young filmmakers to entertain, inspire and enlighten viewers about the importance of organ, tissue and cornea donation as part of its 2013 “A Pledge for Life” Film Festival.