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Save a Life: Become a Donor

Donor

When illness or injury threatens the proper functioning of one of the body’s organs, a patient may depend on the availability of a donor organ to keep him or her alive. Unfortunately, only a few of these patients are able to get an organ transplant in time. 

There are approximately 113, 463 American men and women waiting for organs. Due to a lack of donors, about 18 patients die every day while they wait for a second chance at life. Taking a few minutes to register as an eye, organ, or tissue donor can help save lives. According to the United States Department of Health & Human Services, one organ donor can save up to eight lives

The process of becoming an organ donor begins when a person recognizes his or her ability to help others. To indicate his or her consent to be an organ donor, a person simply needs to enroll in his or her state’s donor registry, which is often available online. Many of the men and women who decide to register as a donor will also speak with their friends and family about their decision, so that they can support their decision when the need arises.

Most donated organs go to local patients in need. Riverside Community Hospital provides the only transplant services department in the Riverside community, offering both kidney and kidney/pancreas transplantation. Our comprehensive Transplant Program is dedicated to the health of each patient through individualized diagnostic and treatment services focused on whole body healing. If you would like to find out more about our exceptional multi-disciplinary team of transplant specialists, contact Riverside Community Hospital at (951) 788-3000. If you are considering signing up to become an organ, eye, or tissue donor, visit Riverside’s Donate Life page.


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Would You Like To Learn More About Making Healthy Choices?

Healthy Living

If you enjoyed reading our recent blog posts about cardiovascular health and committing to healthy choices, you may also enjoy the helpful articles below. If you have any further questions, please call Riverside Community Hospital at (951) 788-3000.

  • When traveling, it is important to stay hydrated. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn more about water disinfection and treatment when traveling abroad.
  • Are you looking for more health-related traveling advice? This article from the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT) provides more helpful information.
  • More and more Americans are becoming overweight and obese. This fact sheet from the CDC lists the prevalence and cost of this condition in the United States.
  • There is some evidence that links obesity with a higher risk for many types of cancer. Read more about this correlation on the Obesity Society website.
  • Eating right is one of the first steps to losing weight and living healthy. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website for some great tips for eating well.
  • While some risk factors for stroke cannot be altered, others, such as obesity, can be changed through lifestyle modification. Check out the National Stroke Association website for more information about your possible stroke factors.
  • Millions of Americans suffer from an alcohol use disorder. You can learn more about the symptoms of alcohol abuse and alcoholism on the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence website.
  • Would you like to learn some simple ways to keep your heart healthy? The American Heart Association provides ample information about exercise, diet, weight management, and more.
  • Exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy and increase your heart’s efficiency. If you suffer from heart disease, read this article from the American College of Sports Medicine to learn more about exercising with coronary heart disease.
  • Becoming an organ donor in your state can give another person a second chance at life. OrganDonor.gov contains some useful information about the enrollment process and how you can register today.

Join us for Riverside Community Hospital's Healthy Heart Rally!

2012 RCH Biker Poker Run FLYER[1]

Registration cost is $30 for a single rider and $35 for a couple rider (or two on a bike). Shirt size will be collected during registration. Riders will also receive a patch. The ride will begin at Skipford in Riverside and end at the health fair at Riverside Community Hospital. 

For more information & registration, please call (951) 788-3530 or go to www.riversidecommunityhospital.com


Physical Activity for a Healthier Heart

Physical Activity

The heart is a muscular organ suited for one of the body’s most difficult jobs— continuously pumping blood throughout the circulatory system. Without the heart, our vital organs, tissues, and brain could not get the nutrients and oxygen they need to function and waste could not be removed from the body. 

On average, the heart beats from 60 to 80 times a minute; in well-trained athletes, heart rate can be around 50 beats per minute. Although the heart of an athlete beats slower, it has been trained to pump more efficiently and needs fewer pumps to circulate the same amount of blood. Fortunately, increased cardiac efficiency and improved heart health can still be achieved without training for a marathon. Simply making time for physical activity every day—whether it involves walking, running, or swimming—can make a world of difference in maintaining a healthy heart.

Regular physical activity can improve heart health and overall wellness in the following ways:

  • Improving the heart’s ability to efficiently pump blood throughout the body
  • Improving strength, endurance, and agility
  • Improving energy levels and reducing stress
  • Promoting relaxation and ability to sleep
  • Toning muscles and burning calories, which assist in weight loss and weight management
  • Helping to decrease anxiety and depression

If you suffer from cardiovascular disease, be sure to consult with your primary care physician or cardiac specialist before beginning a new exercise program.

The Heart Care Institute at Riverside Community Hospital is committed to providing our community with the highest quality of cardiovascular care. With advanced technology and bright medical talent, you can count on our heart hospital to provide you and your loved ones with the highest standard of care. For more information about Riverside’s comprehensive heart care services, contact our referral line today at (951) 788-3000.


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