Family Care

The Alliance welcomes submissions to the Organ Donation Toolbox.
Contributions can be emailed to info@odt-alliance.org with a statement providing approval for posting to this site.

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

  • Family Care Resources
    • Books About Grief and Loss – Download – One Legacy
    • Caring for Donor Family Web Based Resources (updated 2018) Download
    • Certified Designated Requestor Training ManualDownload – LifeSource
    • Coping with LossLink – Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
    • Donation after Cardiac Death- A Guide for Families – Download – Gift of Life Michigan
    • Donation Discussion Guide 2014Download – Lifesource
    • Donor Family SurveyDownload – (2015) Donor Network West
    • Donor Family Tissue Brochure SampleDownload – Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency
    • Family Conversation Resource GuideDownload – Lifesource
    • Grief BlogLink – Soaring Spirits
    • Grief Support Forum Link – Legacy Connect
    • Grief ResourcesDownload
    • Grief Resources for ChildrenDownload
    • Hospice Referral ProtocolDownload – Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency
    • Resources for Grief and LossLink – Grief Haven
    • Resources, Articles, and Avenues to Meet Others Dealing With GriefLink – Hello Grief
    • References on Grief and Loss – Download

    Spanish Forms

    • Understanding Brain Death (Spanish Language Version)Download
    • Brain Death Brochure (Spanish Language Version) Download – Gift of Life Michigan
    • When Your Loved One Dies (Spanish Language Version) – Download – Gift of Life Michigan
  • Scripting Examples
    • Donation Conversation Scripts (revised 2018) – Download
    • Supportive Language: Family Opposition to FPADownload
  • Relevant Literature
    • Communicating Effectively About Organ Donation: A Randomized Trial of a Behavioral Communication Intervention to Improve Discussions About DonationArticle – Siminoff LA, Traino HM, Wilson Genderson M. (2015), Transplant Direct, 1(2). doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000513.
    • EOL Roles and Training in Donation Process: A Resource GuideDownload
    • Improving Organ Donation Rates by Modifying the Family Approach Process – Article – Ebadat A, Brown CV, Ali S, et al. (2014), J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 76(6): 1473-1475. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318265cdb9.
  • Archive
    • Communication 101: The Pull and Push of Constructive Communication – Download
    • Cultural and Religious Considerations in End-of-Life Care and the Donation Decision – Download
    • Family Condolence Card – Tissue Donation – Download – Gift of Life Michigan
    • Brain Death Authorization Form (Spanish Language Version) – Download – Gift of Life Michigan
    • Donation After Cardiac Death Authorization Form (Spanish Language Version) – Download – Gift of Life Michigan
    • Medical/Social History Form (Spanish Language Version) – Download – Gift of Life Michigan
    • Family Request Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy – Download – Trillium Gift of Life Network
    • Unsuccessful resuscitation- Trillium Gift of Life Network – Download – Trillium Gift of Life Network

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