Jeffrey Trageser

Executive Director
Jeffrey Trageser

Brief Bio

Jeff Trageser is the Executive Director for Lifesharing, and has been working at the OPO since 2005. He earned his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in nursing from SDSU and has been a registered nurse since 1998. Jeff has over 30 years of experience working in the San Diego healthcare systems. Jeff has authored and co-authored several manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to organ donation.

Primary Patient Group Both

Primary Areas of Expertise Procurement

Primary Organs of Expertise All Organs

Alliance Presentations

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Setting Up an NRP Program: From Ethics to Education

Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 2:00pm

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.

The sessions encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: The use of NRP during DCD organ recovery leads to increased organ utilization and improved transplant outcomes compared with conventional organ recovery. Artificial circulation through a mechanical circulatory device (ECMO) is initiated to perfuse the organs during recovery. This technique allows for the assessment of organ function and viability for subsequent transplantation. The overall advantage of NRP is that organs previously not utilized can now be utilized for transplantation, allowing for improved stewardship of the gift from the donor and their family and providing hope for those in need of a life-saving transplant.
As with many new approaches or procedures in medicine, NRP comes with legal and ethical considerations, clinical considerations, as well as operational considerations. In this session, you will hear from industry experts as we explore the challenges and successful strategies learned during the process of setting up an NRP Organ Recovery Program.

Our panel discussion will include:

  • How do you talk to/work with your hospital Ethics team in understanding NRP?
  • What research and supportive industry statements are available to reference?
  • What is being done to standardize the TA-NRP recovery process in the industry?
  • What are the outcomes and potential allocation impact considerations of NRP?
  • What steps can be taken to ensure communication and collaboration in preparation for NRP?

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