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What is a Critical Care Donation Coordinator?

LifeSource is dedicated to saving and healing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Our team manages all aspects of the donation process. Donation Coordinators are critical to this process, here’s a look at what they do.

Our Critical Care Organ Donation Coordinators are responsible for overseeing the on-site facilitation of organ donation opportunities in hospitals across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Donation Coordinators use their communication and collaboration skills to work with hospital teams during donation cases as they evaluate and monitor patients.

Critical Care Organ Donation Coordinator’s honor the life-saving gifts of a hero. These heroes, the organ donor, and their family are compassionately cared for and supported during the end-of-life process by the team at LifeSource. As part of this care, Donation Coordinators may have opportunities to answer questions and serve as a resource for donor families.

As an extension to the hospital team, our donation experts execute:

  • Strong communication, teamwork and collaboration with hospital teams;
  • Education and respect to donor families, answering questions about donation and its positive impact;
  • Clinical management, including evaluation, testing, monitoring of the patient;
  • Collaboration with transplant professionals from across the US;
  • Planning and coordination for the operating room time;
  • Partnership with LifeSource team members to maximize donation opportunities; and
  • With care, compassion, support and a vision of hope to donor families throughout the process.

Interested in this role in saving lives? Click here to see if we’re hiring Critical Care Donation Coordinators.

About LifeSource

LifeSource is a nonprofit organization that saves lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. It’s our privilege to serve the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.

We are dedicated to working with our hospital and community partners to support donor families, manage the donation process and educate our communities to create a culture of donation. We’re a passionate and committed cross-functional team who believe in our vision that everyone shares the gift of life. Each of our team members plays an integral role in our life-saving work, using their unique talents and contributions to further our mission.

As an organization, LifeSource is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming workplace with opportunities for all talent to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of marginalized communities, and non-traditional applicants to apply.

If you’re interested in joining the team, visit our careers page. We also offer informational interviews, to connect with a member of our talent engagement team, please contact us.