Organization received funding through Nevada New Markets Job Act Program
Las Vegas – Nevada Donor Network (NDN) is proud to announce it is a recipient of funding made possible by the Nevada New Markets Job Act Program, administered by the Department of Business and Industry. This allows the organ procurement organization to move forward with the expansion and renovation of its campus located at 2061 East Sahara Avenue.
The New Markets Job Act program has allowed NDN to purchase and overhaul the largest building on its campus, part of a chain of renovations that will bring new life to the area and provide an innovative work environment for NDN’s operation. The expansion of the campus will allow NDN’s world class teams and partners to continue to deliver much needed services to the heroic donors and donor families that NDN serves.
NDN COO Simon Keith says the changes will impact the organization and the community members it serves. “NDN has made a dedicated effort to invest into our people and into this community. We have purchased three additional buildings on this campus in the past two years, bringing our total to six, all with the goal of providing our team members the best environment to continue to perform the heroic work they do in honoring the gift of life and health. NDN has been committed to honoring our heroic organ, eye and tissue donors since 1987 and this continued renovation into our community shows our passion and commitment to the great people of Nevada.”
According to the Nevada Department of Business and Industry website, access to capital remains a significant challenge for Nevada small businesses, especially those in underserved areas, both rural and urban. To attract additional investment in the most severely distressed areas of the state, Senate Bill 357 was passed during the 2013 Legislature. New Markets Tax Credit programs are an effective tool used by the federal government and 11 states to attract private capital investment in areas in need of job growth and economic development.
2055 East Sahara will house much of NDN’s world class staff, including Family Services, Organ Services, Surgical Services, Quality Services, Hospital Services and Community Services.
This purchase and renovation comes on the heels of NDN’s newly built Donation Services Center which handles nearly 6,500 donation referrals via telephone per year. The organization has also completed a new state of the art Ocular Lab, designed to restore sight to those who desperately wait for a lifesaving gift.
NDN also houses a Tissue Recovery team, an innovative Kidney Perfusion Lab, a Histocompatibility Lab, along with Human Resources, Accounting, Finance and other Administrative teams.
NDN President and CEO Joe Ferreira is proud of what the renovations will bring to Nevada. “As a result of strong community support for our lifesaving mission in Nevada, we have evolved into a world class not-for-profit organ, eye and tissue procurement organization, gaining international recognition. This re-investment into the Nevada community with the addition of these buildings will be vital for us to continue to grow and succeed on behalf of the heroic donors, their families and the transplant recipients we faithfully serve all over the world.”
For more information about Nevada Donor Network and its services, please visit www.NVDonor.org.