Kathleen Gerrans

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
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Brief Bio

I’ve worked at Gift of Hope for the last 15 years and have been amazed with how much has changed in the donation/transplantation world during that time. I’ve helped develop several new initiatives at Gift of Hope and have shared our ideas at NATCO and AOPO national conferences. Currently I work in Hospital Development as the liaison for several urban hospitals in Chicago, and I coordinate our online webinar series for hospital staff.

Patient Group: Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal


I've attended several webinars in the last year and I've learned so much from every one of them. I find it helpful to hear from my colleagues around the country that they struggle with the same issues we do, and to hear what they've done to improve processes.

Alliance Presentations

HospitalTraining SM 294336220

Engaging Donor Champions to Lead Policy Change

Tuesday, February 08, 2022, at 2:00pm

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed the way hospital development coordinators interact with hospital personnel. To promote safety and appropriate social distancing, staff education and debriefing has transitioned from in-person events to a virtual setting. This webinar will explore ways to improve donation policies within the hospital and highlight strategies to increase engagement and collaboration through virtual education. Specific areas of focus include policy change that promotes success in donation with emphasis on CMS Final Rule and DCD protocols.

Lifelong Networks

Our partners are the heart and soul of our organization. For more than 15 years, they have played a vital role providing quality education and programs to advance a shared mission.