Maren Blomberg

Maren Blomberg

Brief Bio

I attended the University of South Dakota and graduated with my Bachelors in Science of Nursing in 2016. I then moved to Minneapolis and began working at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on a renal/medical/surgical floor and quickly transitioned to the medical/surgical/neuro ICU where I spent 2 1/2 years. Donation has been a part of my life for quite some time after learning about LifeSource as a nursing assistant on an ICU floor back in South Dakota. I have now been with LifeSource a year as an Organ Donation Coordinator.

Area(s) of Focus Donation discussion/education. Authorization/organ donation case start. Donor management. Allocation. Organ procurement.

Patient Group: Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal
Areas of Practice: In-patient, Pre-Transplant, Procurement

Connections to the Cause


Testimonial I don't have any experience with The Alliance yet. My hope is to provide ways to cope with stress and resilience my colleagues and I experience with my current position as a Donation Coordinator. Also, I hope to take away any feedback others have experienced and how they have navigated through this.

Alliance Presentations

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Combatting the Stress Endured by First Responders of Organ Donation

Thursday, December 09, 2021, 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.

Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: Working in the field of organ donation and transplant involves exposure to unique human stressors. The traditional approach to mitigating the negative impact of these stressors has been to suppress, deny or override. This approach may not be entirely successful. New ways of viewing stress and practices for mitigating the impact of excessive stress during the work shift will be discussed.

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