Resources for Medical Professionals

LifeCenter Northwest shares the same goal as the many medical professionals we work with everyday: to save lives. We have a strong ethic of compassion and service—both to your patients and families and to the hospitals, transplant centers, tissue processors, funeral directors, and medical examiners who help us save lives.

For Doctors

› Preserving the donation opportunity
› Talking with the family
› Donor designation law

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For Nurses

› Clinical triggers for referral call
› Preserving the donation opportunity
› Talking with the family

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For Administrators

› Promoting a culture of donation
› Compliance checklist
› Donor designation law

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It all starts with you

Transplantation is one of the great medical advancements of our time. On average, more than 28,000 organ transplants and 1 million tissue transplants are performed each year.

However, without close collaboration between hospitals and recovery agencies none of those transplants would be possible.  The referral call is the catalyst for every single donation case.  Organ and tissue donation truly does start with you.

Currently, there are roughly 118,000 people on the transplant waiting list, yet less than 1 percent of people who die will have the opportunity to become an organ donor. Because the opportunity is so rare, developing a standardized process for patient and family care is essential for success.

As the waiting list continues to grow, we want to make sure that we do not miss any opportunity to close the gap between the number of available organs and those waiting for the gift of life.  Thank you for being an integral part of the donation process.  Together, we will continue to work to save lives through organ and tissue donation.

The implementation of a well formulated plan can turn loss into hope, alleviate pain and suffering, and offer a second chance at life.