Organ and Tissue Donation Resources for Hospitals
Gift of Life partners with hospitals to educate staff about best practices for the donation process and making them donation champions among their own peers.
The Hospital Services department at Gift of Life works with healthcare professionals at the 130 hospitals throughout the service region to ensure a greater understanding of organ and tissue donation, and the importance it serves in saving and enhancing lives.
Gift of Life partners with hospitals to educate staff about best practices for the donation process and making them donation champions among their own peers. That collaborative approach ensures that the donation process is not just understood, but embraced – and this proves to help ensure every family is given the option of donation, and that each potential opportunity becomes a reality.
We welcome the opportunity to partner with your healthcare team and share data and outcomes on donation opportunities. Other support we provide includes:
- Referral and organ donation conversion rates
- Resources for development of policies and protocols
- Information to assist with The Joint Commission accreditation and PA, NJ or DE departments of health reviews
To obtain more information, please contact Gift of Life Donor Program's Hospital Services department . You will then be connected with the HS Coordinator for your hospital who can provide you with this information.
Andrea Reynolds, Professional Education Resource Coordinator
Gift of Life Donor Program - Hospital Services Department
Phone: 800-DONORS-1, ext. 1229
Best Practices in Donor Referral and Management
Resources for healthcare professionals include:
• United Network for Organ Sharing
• Health Care Finance Administration
• The Joint Commission
• American Society of Transplant Surgeons
• American Medical Association-Organ and Tissue Donation
• MedEm Medical Library-Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
Giving Life a Second Chance
Since 1974, Gift of Life Donor Program has helped hundreds of thousands of patients through organ and tissue donation.
Gift of Life Family House
Lodging & Support for Transplant Families
Thousands of patients come to Philadelphia hospitals every year needing life-saving organ transplants. Many come from out of state or travel great distances. Family House is a refuge for patients and their families who are on this journey.
Register to Be a Donor
It’s easy to add the donor designation to your driver's license or state I.D. card. In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Sign up today!
Joe thought his days of playing soccer were over when he was diagnosed with heart disease and needed a life-saving heart transplant to survive. Now, at 18, he is back on the field and living up to his nickname "The Blur" all thanks to his hero, an organ donor.