Kelly Critchfield is the Director of Organ Allocation and Referral Services at Midwest Transplant Network and has 10 years of experience in the field of organ and tissue donation. He is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator and holds an MBA focused in healthcare management. He oversees day to day operations of the Organ Procurement Department, focusing on donor referral processes and allocation of organs for transplantation. Kelly loves the challenge of working with his team to identify and maximize every donation opportunity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the way we facilitate donation and transplantation. Over the course of this discussion, we will welcome our colleagues from Midwest Transplant Network to share their experience with COVID+ donors since the onset of the pandemic as it relates to operations, transplant center partnerships, and transplant outcomes. Additionally, we will hear from our transplant center colleagues who will share their journey to accepting COVID+ organs, navigating the unknown, and recipient outcomes.