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ECMC awarded $1.2 million grant to promote organ, tissue donation

The federal government has awarded Erie County Medical Center a $1.2 million grant aimed at increasing organ and tissue donation.

The three-year grant – $400,000 a year – was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration to ECMC's Regional Center for Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care.

The funds will support educational videos that designed to provide more information to patients and their close relatives about organ and tissue donation.

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