Information for Healthcare Professionals
We work closely with the healthcare professionals at 38 acute care hospitals to present organ or tissue donation options to families and ensure that donation is considered as a routine part of the end of life process.
- Overview of the Donation Process
State law and federal medicare rules require hospitals to contact Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network at or near the time of death of a patient to determine if the patient has potential to donate organs or tissues. We work closely with the hospital medical and nursing staff to ensure that families are fully informed of their options or understand the organ and tissue donation decisions made by their loved ones.
- Working With Families of Potential Donors
Clear communication with the family or next-of-kin is essential to helping them understand brain death and their options for organ donation. We work collaboratively with the medical and nursing teams to facilitate and coordinate this communication.
- INTERVIEW With Kate Mitchell, a Clinical Educator, Who Says: "My Sister’s Transplant Was a Miracle!"
A critical care expert and sister of a liver transplant recipient explains why healthcare professionals should embrace organ donation.