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A Vital Guide for Hospital Senior Leaders to Develop Impactful Donation Practices

Organ, Eye, & Tissue Donation – A Community Resource Guide

Organ, eye and tissue donation can be an infrequent but high-impact occurrence in community hospitals. In an effort to enhance collaborations between community hospitals and their local organ procurement organization (OPO), and to increase donation performance, The Alliance Donation Leadership Council has developed a Community Hospital Resource Guide – a comprehensive, electronic resource designed to:

  • Increase awareness of hospital data measuring donation performance
  • Provide essential education on donor management processes and practices
  • Provide model practices for collaboration and communication between OPOs and hospitals, including implementation of interdisciplinary donation councils
  • Offer suggested resources for donation education

The guide includes five essential areas of focus to develop a successful organ, eye and tissue donation program within your hospital, and help ensure regulatory and accreditation compliance. Utilizing the principles outlined in this guide, your local OPO will be able to guide you and be an excellent partner in helping you to develop a robust organ, eye and tissue donation program.

Through a series of CEO fact-finding questions, this guide invites hospital senior leaders to critically evaluate their organ, eye, and tissue donation program in relation to the five essentials, and suggestions on ways to partner and collaborate with your local OPO.

Five Essential Areas of Focus

  1. Serving the Community: Creating a culture of donation throughout the hospital and community
  1. Regulatory Compliance and Legal Considerations: Survey readiness – requirements for hospital compliance with donation related regulations and accreditation standards
  2. Patient Safety and Quality End-of-Life Care: Providing optimal critical care for patient recovery while also preserving the opportunity for donation
  3. Creating a Culture of Collaboration: Engaging key hospital stakeholders, identifying donation champions, and establishing a donation council to serve as a collaborative communication forum between hospital and OPO
  4. Continuous Quality Improvement Activities: Implementation of continuous quality improvement through critical assessment and innovation in the hospital organ, eye and tissue donation program A brief outline of model elements for each essential is provided. Each essential is hyperlinked to a detailed chapter for more in-depth information, details, published references, guidance documents, resource tools, and glossary of terms and acronyms.

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A Special Thanks to This Series’ Contributors

DD6A2041 JD Edited
About the Editor |
Corey Bryant

Corey Bryant brings more than 15 years of communications experience to The Alliance, having served in communications and public relations roles for Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Cruise Line and TransLife (now OurLegacy), the OPO serving East Central Florida. He has also been an active board member of Donate Life Florida, having served as state team leader for Driver License Outreach. Corey is a proud alum of The University of Alabama and serves on the board of directors for Come Out With Pride Orlando as well as Five Horizons Health Services, a not-for-profit organization providing access to progressive HIV testing, prevention and LGBT+ focused healthcare throughout West Alabama and East Mississippi.

Deanna Fenton
About the Editor |
Deanna Fenton

Deanna is a knowledgeable and versatile professional with diverse experiences in healthcare, client relations, marketing, project management and demonstrated skills in leadership and advocacy. Prior to joining The Alliance, she worked in Hospital Development at her local OPO in the state of New Jersey where she served as the clinical liaison to a number of Level 1 Trauma & Neuroscience centers as well as community hospitals. Her personal connection as a donor family and friend fuels her passion to support her colleagues across the donation-transplantation continuum through the development of valuable educational resources that ultimately boost performance and improve outcome measures. Deanna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor degree in Public Health from Montclair State University. In her spare time, Deanna enjoys visiting vineyards, spending time with her family, and traveling in hopes of visiting all seven wonders of the world.

Glenn Matsuki
About the Editor |
Glenn Matsuki

Glenn is an accomplished donation and transplant professional and national speaker. He is a passionate donation and transplantation advocate, educator, project manager and consultant. He brings nearly 20 years of transplant and organ procurement organization experience. He has extensive hands-on experience working with multidisciplinary hospital care teams, with an emphasis on relationships, regulatory/accreditation compliance, strategic planning and core competencies. He is a 25-year heart transplant recipient who enjoys his free time gardening, traveling and contributing to his Organ and Tissue Donation Blog.

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