Organ Donation Education Initiatives: A report of the Donor Management Task Force

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This article was co-written by members of The Alliance Donor Management Leadership Taskforce – Christopher P. Michetti, MD, FACS, FCCM, Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Darren Malinoski MD, FACS, Charles Wright, MD, and LeAnn Swanson, MPH.

The full article can be found at:

Journal of Critical Care, Oct 2016, Vol 35: p24-28, doi:

Taken from the Abstract:

It is essential that hospitals and health professionals establish systems to facilitate patients’ organ donation wishes. Donation education has been neither standardized nor systematic, and resources related to donation processes have not been widely accessible. This report describes 2 free, publicly available educational resources about the organ donation process created to advance the mission of basic education and improve donation processes within hospitals and health care systems.

The two resources referenced are the Organ Donation Toolbox and the Educational Training Video “Saving and Healing Lives through Organ and Tissue Donation



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