Candy Wells is currently the Director of Organ Utilization at LifeCenter Northwest, overseeing organ allocation, surgical recovery and kidney perfusion, along with transplant center collaboration and utilization initiatives. Candy joined LifeCenter Northwest as a consultant in late 2011 and was promoted to Director in early 2012. Prior to joining LifeCenter, Candy worked in tissue donation and transplantation for 12 years as Surgical Donation Consultant for MTF, and Manager of Donation Services for the Northwest Tissue Center. She started her career in organ donation at LifeCenter Northwest in the 1990s and is privileged to be back. Candy has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a Masters in Organizational Management.
The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.
Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.
Overview: In this session, we will discuss the risks for transmission of COVID to recipients of organs from donors with a history of or active COVID which are not fully understood. The goals are to discuss under what specific conditions might it be appropriate to use organs from COVID+ donors, and to describe the potential benefits vs risks.