Community Hospital

Resource Guide

A Vital Guide for Hospital Senior Leaders to Develop Impactful Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Practices

Table of Contents

A Community Hospital Resource Guide

Community Hospital Resource Guide
Fall 2019 Special Edition
Disclaimers for Community Resource Toolbox, the Community Hospital Resource Guide and Transplant Quality Resources Guide

For linking to the Community Resource Toolbox, the Community Hospital Resource Guide and Transplant Quality Resources Guide and Tools, please use the following disclaimers:

Community Resource Toolbox Disclaimer:

The Community Resource Toolbox includes a variety of resources created, collected, and/or compiled by the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance. (Insert name of your organization) is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Alliance and claims no ownership in any of the Community Resource Toolbox materials. By clicking this link, you will be directed to the Alliance’s website located at https://organdonationalliance.org//resources/toolbox/.

Please use the Alliance logo on your website. Link here to locate and download a version of the logo that best suits your site:

Access Alliance Logo Files

Transplant Resource Guide (TRG) Disclaimer:

The Transplant Resource Guide (TRG) includes a variety of resources created, collected, and/or compiled by the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance. (Insert name of your organization) is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Alliance and claims no ownership in any of the Transplant Resource Guide (TRG) materials. By clicking this link, you will be directed to the Alliance’s website located at https://organdonationalliance.org/resources/transplant-resource-guide/.

Please use the Alliance logo on your website. Link here to locate and download a version of the logo that best suits your site:

Access Alliance Logo Files

Community Hospital Resource Guide Disclaimer:

The Community Hospital Resource Guide includes a variety of resources created, collected, and/or compiled by the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance. (Insert name of your organization) is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Alliance and claims no ownership in any of the Community Hospital Resource Guide materials. By clicking this link, you will be directed to the Alliance’s website located at https://organdonationalliance.org/resources/community-hospital-resource-guide/.

Please use the Alliance logo on your website. Link here to locate and download a version of the logo that best suits your site:

Access Alliance Logo Files

The Alliance Resource Section

Introduction

A Vital Guide for Hospital Senior Leaders to Develop Impactful Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Practices

About This Guide

Organ, eye and tissue donation can be an infrequent but high-impact occurrence in community hospitals. In an effort to enhance collaborations between community hospitals and their local organ procurement organization, and to increase donation performance, The Alliance Donation Leadership Council has developed this Community Hospital Resource Guide – a comprehensive, electronic resource designed to:

  • Increase awareness of hospital data measuring donation performance
  • Provide essential education on donor management processes and practices
  • Provide model practices for collaboration and communication between OPOs and hospitals, including implementation of interdisciplinary donation councils
  • Offer suggested resources for donation education

This guide includes five essential areas of focus to develop a successful organ, eye, and tissue donation program within your hospital, and help ensure regulatory and accreditation compliance. Utilizing the principles outlined in this guide, your local organ procurement organization (OPO) will be able to guide you and be an excellent partner in helping you to develop a robust organ, eye and tissue donation program.

We invite hospital senior leaders to critically evaluate their organ, eye, and tissue donation program in relation to the 5 essentials and to partner and collaborate with their local OPO.

How to Use the Guide

Each essential begins with fact-finding questions for hospital CEOs and senior leaders to ask in order to learn about the current state of the hospital’s organ, eye and tissue donation program. A brief outline of model elements for each essential is provided. Each essential links to a detailed chapter for more in- depth information, details, and guidance and hyperlinked resource tools.

All hyperlinks in this guide are dynamic to ease navigation. Click on the links to navigate to the areas of interest.

A glossary of terms and associated acronyms and a one-page educational outline on “What a Hospital CEO Needs to Know” about donation can be found in this guide.

Menu