Thalisa Callaghan

Hospital Development Manager
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Brief Bio

After receiving her degree in Kinesiology at San Diego State University, Thalisa Callaghan started her career at Lifesharing as a Tissue Recovery Specialist. She quickly realized that this was her calling and immersed herself in the OPO world. Over the last 15 years, Thalisa has held numerous roles within Lifesharing, ranging from Family Services Specialist, Surgical Coordinator, Tissue Bank Supervisor, In House Coordinator to her current role as Hospital Development Manager. She has been an integral part of Lifesharing, leading educational seminars, implementing numerous initiatives to improve and increase hospital referral processes, and recently helping to develop San Diego’s first centralized organ recovery center for Scripps Health System.

Primary Patient Group Adult

Primary Areas of Expertise Procurement

Primary Organs of Expertise All Organs

Alliance Presentations

DCD Recovery Center

Maximizing Donation Outcomes: Centralized DCD Recovery Strategies

Tuesday, May 07, 2024, at 2:00pm

Several OPOs nationwide have adapted the DCD recovery process by transferring patients to a centralized center in an effort to improve the quality of care and maximize donation outcomes. During this session, we will welcome three OPOs, in varying stages of the centralized DCD process, to share their experiences from inception to the current state. They will walk us through the hurdles they have navigated and the strategies that implemented to optimize success.

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.