How to Refer
To preserve potential for donation, all patients must be referred WITHIN 1 HOUR if patient has cardiac time of death or family mentions donation.
Call LifeSource: 1-800-247-4273
Patient Information that may be requested:
– Caller name and Company
– Patient’s name and location-name of facility, address and phone #
– DOB, Sex, Race
– Cardiac time of death or time last seen alive
- Medical History:
– Height and weight
– Include all diagnosis, cause of death. Past medical history.
– WBC’s, temps, fluids given?
– Physical assessment: trauma, open sores, infection, jaundice, edema.
– Legal next of kin (LNOK). Has family mentioned donation?
– Family contacts, phone number
– Healthcare directive
– Funeral home information
– Medical Examiner involvement
Hospice Client FAQs
Your age or health should not prevent you from registering as a donor. Most health conditions do not prevent donation and age is not a factor. The oldest organ donor was 92!
Donation does not prevent an open-casket funeral service or any type of viewing.
Your family will have no expenses associated with donation.
LifeSource has a support program for families including grief resources and donation updates.
Before donation can occur, a medical and social history survey is required to be completed by family after time of death. This information is essential to maximizing the gift of donation.
Heart valves, connection tissue, skin, corneas and more can be donated by people who pass away at home. Patients must be on a ventilator in a hospital to donate organs.
If someone has not documented their decision on a driver’s license, online, etc., LifeSource will ask the family to decide at the time of death.
If there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact our LifeSource liaison:
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