2015 UNOS Region 6 Spring Forum: Critical Actions to Improving Organ Donation

Thank you for joining us, and other donation and transplantation professionals from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington, for a day of learning about the challenges and opportunities of donation in the patient care setting featuring national experts in the field. Below you will find videos and slides from each of the meeting’s presenters. Please feel free to disperse these presentations within your hospital, or share the link to this page for educational purposes.


Cindy Gazecki

Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations, Donor Family

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Watch Cindy’s video about her donation experience: Communication with the Donor Family during the Donation Process



Marcel Pincince, BA, STB

Manager, Donor Family and Advocate Services

Donor Network of Arizona

Watch Marcel’s presentation: The Trampoline Effect: Pictures of Life and Death



Christine Radolovic, RN, BSN, CPTC

Assistant Director, Transplant Coordinator Services

Gift of Life Donor Program

Watch Christine’s presentation: Creating the New Normal: What’s Possible Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7


Randall CurtisRandall Curtis, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Director, UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence

University of Washington

Watch Dr. Curtis’ presentation: Palliative Care and Organ Donation: An Opportunity for Collaboration

Jason SmithJason Smith, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

View slides for Dr. Smith’s presentation: Donor Utilization: Making Use of a Precious Resource in Cardiac Transplant


 Jared BrandenbergerJared Brandenberger, MD

Transplant surgery and Renal Transplantation

Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center

Seattle, WA

View slides for Dr. Brandenberger’s presentation: Improving Organ Utilization and Recipient Outcomes