Landstuhl Regional Medical CenterEdit profile
The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is an overseas military hospital operated by the United States Army and the Department of Defense. LRMC is the largest military hospital outside of the continental United States. It is located near Landstuhl, Germany, and serves as the nearest treatment center for wounded soldiers coming from Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, it serves military personnel stationed in Germany as well as their family members.
A large proportion of serious casualties from the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters are treated here, flown in via Ramstein Air Base.Organ donation
Landstuhl is one of the top hospitals for organ donations in its region in Germany. Roughly half of the troops who died at Landstuhl from combat injuries from 2005 through 2010 were organ donors. That’s the first year the U.S. military allowed organs to be donated by American troops who died in Germany from wounds suffered in Iraq or Afghanistan. From 2005 through 2010, 34 American military members who died at Landstuhl donated a total of 142 organs, according to the German organ transplant organization, Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation. In 2010, 10 of the 12 American service members who died at Landstuhl were donors, giving 45 organs.