Hospital Donation Process & Education Resources

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This section has been reviewed and updated as of December 2018. To see past content, click on the Archive tab below.

  • Reports
    • Hospital DashboardDownload – LiveOnNY
    • Hospital Tissue Quarterly Activity ReportDownload  – LifeSource
  • Process Improvement
    • After Action Review ToolDownload – Center for Donation & Transplant
    • Chart Review QA Tool Download – UW Health OPO
    • Clinical Trigger Badges – Download – Henry Ford Health System and Gift of Life Michigan
    • Clinical Trigger CardDownload – LiveOnNY
    • Climate Survey (Customer Feedback)Download – LifeGift
    • Focus on Process: Organ Donation Gemba Walk (Infographic) – Download – LiveOnNY
    • Organ Donation Process MapDownload – LiveOnNY
    • Referral Screen QuestionsDownload – Iowa Donor Network
  • Education Tools
    • List of Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) – Access – Association of Organ Procurement Organizations

    Algorithm & Flowcharts - General

    • Organ and Tissue Donation Process Flow ChartDownload – Gift of Life Michigan

    Flyer Samples

    • One-Page In-services – Additional Topics Found in the Education Corner publications – Link
    • Communicating Catastrophic Brain Injury and Brain Death to a Family Education ToolDownload – contact The Alliance for an editable version

    Other Resources

    • Poster Board – Tissue Donation and Transplantation EducationDownload – LifeSource
    • Religious Views – Download
    • Tissue Instructional Video – Cooling The BodyView – LifeSource
    • “The Huddle” Donor Matters Interactive EducationView
    • Preparing for Pre-Approach Huddles Download – Transplant Pro
    • Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative Increasing Organ Donation Through System RedesignArticle – Teresa J. Shafer, RN, MSN, CPTC, Dennis Wagner, MPA, et al. Crit Care Nurse. 2006 Apr;26(2):33-42, 44-8; quiz 49.
  • Educational Event Ideas
    • Hospice Workshop OutlineDownload – Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency
  • Staff Development


    • Donation Program Consultant Feedback Tool (Hospital Services Staff Evaluation Tool) – Download – Donor Network West
    • Orientation Model for Organ Procurement Coordinator
      • New Hire Agenda – Download – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
      • Annual Requirements by Department – Download – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
      • Notice of Competency Letter Template – Download – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
      • Obtaining Blood Samples Training Form – Download – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
      • Organ Coordinator I -II Orientation Phase Reviews – Download – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
      • Organ Coordinator I- II FINAL Orientation Review – Download – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
      • Organ Recovery Coordinator Orientation Plan 2013 – Download – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
      • Phase II Case Initiation – Download – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
      • Preceptor Program Binder – Download – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
      • Tissue Recovery Coordinator Orientation Plan Overview – Download – Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency
    • Orientation Performance Appraisal Tool for Organ Procurement CoordinatorDownload – Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network (2016)
    • Pediatric Donation Liaison Download – Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Network
    • New Employee Onboarding AgendaDownload – Alabama Organ Center

    Academic Journals

    • Utility and Usability of the Rapid Assessment of Hospital Procurement Barriers in Donation (RAPiD) as a Tool for OPO Hospital Development StaffArticle (subscription) – Alolod, G., Traino, H. and Siminoff, L. (2016). Progress in Transplantation, 26(3), pp.241-248.
  • YouTube Videos

    Visit The Alliance Youtube channel to find playlists of various educational and inspirational videos.

    Playlists are categorized as:

    • Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Educational Videos
    • Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donor Stories
    • Organ, Eye, and Tissue Recipient Stories
    • Waiting for Organ Transplant Stories
    • Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation PSAs
    • Songs Honoring Donation and Transplantation
  • Archive
    • Dashboard Template (Hospital) – Download – UW Health OPO
    • Donation Dashboard – Download – UW Health OPO
    • Donation Hospital Report Download – Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
    • Donor Demographics Overview Form – Download – Gift of Life Michigan
    • Performance Improvement Dashboard Download – UCI Irvine Medical Center
    • Clinical Trigger Card – DownloadOneLegacy
    • Donor Management Goals (DMGs) Worksheet Download – Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
    • Hospital Comprehensive Summary of Opportunities – PGCV Download – Center for Organ Recovery & Education
    • Organ Donor O.R. Transport Checklist – Download – Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
    • Hospital Donation Update Flyer – Download – Gift of Life Michigan
    • Organ and Tissue Donation Process – Hospital Staff Overview Information – DownloadGift of Life Michigan
    • Organ Donation Information- Hospital Handout – Download – Gift of Life Michigan
    • Tissue Donation Follow-Up Flyer – Download – Gift of Life Michigan
    • Donation Pearls for Physicians: Clinical Triggers & Effective Request Process – Download – contact The Alliance for an editable version
    • Huddle and Effective Request Process – Download – contact The Alliance for an editable version
    • Levothyroxine (T4) Use in Donors – Download – contact The Alliance for an editable version
    • LifeLinks Preserving Organs for Transplant – Download – Donor Network West