We are committed to providing our medical and hospital partners with information on donation and transplantation to help advance donation and improve donation outcomes. Follow the links below to stay abreast of the latest news affecting you.
Donor Reference Manual Available for Hospital Professionals
Gift of Hope has revised and updated the Donor Reference Manual it makes available to hospital professionals to inform and educate them about the donation process and their specific roles in producing successful donation outcomes. Gift of Hope’s Donation Coordinators began distributing the manual to hospital nursing and clinical staff in late August.
The Donor Reference Manual serves as a ready reference for
nursing and clinical staff to get answers to questions they may have about organ and tissue donation and the donation process.
The manual covers such areas as:
- The donor referral process
- First-person authorization
- The specifics of donor authorization
- The specifics of donor
- How and when to talk with families about donation
- How to work with coroners and medical examiners
- Tissue recovery, reconstruction
- Protocols, laws and regulations
The manual is available in two formats — as a three-ring binder to store on hospital units and as a searchable electronic document available for download here.
For more information on the Donor Reference Manual and to
obtain one for your unit, contact the Gift of Hope Donation
Coordinator serving your hospital.