Ginny McBride is the executive director of OurLegacy, the organ procurement organization (OPO) in east central Florida. Ginny entered the organ donation community of practice as an organ procurement coordinator in 1987 at the Gift of Life Donor Program in Philadelphia and in 1990 became Director of Recovery Services at Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. Subsequently, Ginny was a public health analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Transplantation (DoT). Ginny’s time at DoT was notable for leading the Breakthrough Collaborative Initiatives. Additionally, Ginny was the Project Officer for HRSA’s contract with UNOS to operate the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). She is the recipient of the HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service and a finalist for the Partnership for Public Services’ award (known as the “Sammies”) which honors the achievements of our country’s outstanding public servants who inspire excellence and innovation throughout the federal workforce.
It’s more important than ever for OPOs to recover and transplant more organs to reduce deaths on the waitlist, while also striving to achieve CMS Tier 1 Status. With so many areas of focus, where does one begin? Examining Donor Management Goals (DMGs) and analyzing the data, is a crucial first step. Achieving established DMGs suggests that not only will more organs be recovered from that donor, but they will also be in a better physiologic state with improved function, leading to reduced incidence of Delayed Graft Function in kidney transplant recipients. Join us as Ginny McBride, RN, MPH and Paul Lange, MD share their work, first started by Dr. Darren Malinoski and colleagues, and breakdown this important research to use as one more tool to monitor your OPO performance. You won’t want to miss this webinar!