We provide medical and hospital professionals with a rich storehouse of online resources about organ and tissue donation to make our collaboration run smoothly and seamlessly. Follow the links below to learn more about topics of interest to you.

E-Publications and Tools

Apnea Test Card

Quick reference card on apnea tests used to confirm brain death and on elements to include in a brain death note in the patient chart.

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ASTS Guidelines for Controlled Donation after Circulatory Death

Best-practice guidelines to create consistency in managing DCD cases.

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Clinical Trigger Card (ILLINOIS)

Clinical indicators that trigger a required referral phone call to Gift of Hope.

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Clinical Trigger Card (INDIANA)

Clinical indicators that trigger a required referral phone call to Gift of Hope.

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Donation at a Glance: Process Overview

A walk through the process for healthcare professionals.

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Donor Reference Manual

A ready reference for nursing and clinical staff to get answers to questions about organ and tissue donation and the donation process.

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Forming a Donation Committee

Guidelines and activity examples.

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Materials and Volunteer Request Form

Email us to request brochures, giveaways and other materials needed to make your event a success.

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Organ and Tissue Donation: Preferred Terminology

Language approved by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Donor Family Council.

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Patient Care Conference Card

Use this tool to learn about patient care conferences and the important roles they play in achieving successful donation outcomes.

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Patient Care Conferences Enable More Effective Communication and Higher Donation Rates

How to involve the right people to support patients and their families, and donation.

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Phases of Communication for Brain Death

Tips for ensuring families’ understanding of brain death prognosis/diagnosis.

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Physicians Reference Card

Pocket-size reference tool on organ donation after brain death and organ donation after cardiac death. Designed specifically for physicians.

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Tissue Donation Card (Adult)

A brief overview of tissue donation for family members. Adult donors.

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Understanding Brain Death Video

An informative video that explains brain death in easy-to-understand terms.

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Understanding Brain Death Brochure

FAQs that help explain brain death to families.

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Variations in Time Frames Inherent to Successful Organ Donation Process

Time estimates for maximizing organ viability and ensuring optimal matching with waiting recipients.

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