Mrs. Cynthia Hacker is the Communications Manager for Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency, (LAORA). Mrs. Hacker joined LAORA in the Hospital Services Department in 2006, achieving AOPO accreditation within her first 6 months. In 2008, she was promoted to Hospital Services Manager and completed her Healthcare Management Certificate from the University of Miami in August 2010. In June 2011, she was appointed Communications Manager. She currently oversees the Community Services Department and provides public education on the importance of organ donation in South Florida. Cynthia is a Donate Life Florida Member. Cynthia holds a B.S. in Public Relations and History from the University of Miami. She completed her Masters in Liberal Arts from the University of Miami in December 2014. An avid runner, Cynthia has completed six half marathons in Miami, FL.
With the number of pediatric patients on the transplant waitlist rising, there is a critical need to expand the donor pool. As a result, Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD) has become a focus within the donation-transplantation community as a means of accomplishing just that. In this webinar, we will highlight effective practices for facilitating DCDD cases with potential pediatric donors. Additionally, we will hear from two transplant centers as they share their experiences with kidney utilization, liver transplantation, and waitlist mortality in pediatrics.