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Resources for Hospital Professionals

Below are resources to reference and guide you throughout the donation process. Please don’t hesitate to call your LifeSource Hospital Liaison for general information or call LifeSource at 1-800-247-4273 for real-time assistance.


Your Role: The Step-by-Step Donation Process

Step 1: Referral
Step 2: Hospital Declares Death
Step 3: Donor Designation
Step 4: Family Discussion
Step 5: Donor Management
Step 6: Surgical Recovery

Training Video for Hospital Staff

Check out this video to better understand your role in the donation process, how to identify triggers for donation and how to be an advocate for potential donation.

News & Stories For Our Hospital Partners

View all updates for our hospital partners.

  • August 24, 2022 in About Donation, Community, Our Experts

    Helping Children Navigate Death, Grief and Loss.

    Any person raising a child has wished for a magic book to tell them how to navigate parenting, especially during difficult times. After the loss of a loved one, its hard for adults to find the right things to say and do for our children, who believe we hold all the answers.

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  • January 12, 2021 in Industry & Innovation, Our Partners

    DCD Heart Trials: A Life-Saving Innovation

    An emerging technique known as donation after circulatory death may help address the shortage of viable hearts for transplant.

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  • August 12, 2020 in About Donation

    What is the Difference Between a Coma and Brain Death?

    Answer: A lot.

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  • March 25, 2020 in Our Partners, Stories

    Video: Donor Families Thank Hospital Care Teams Who Make Donation Possible

    It takes a team to carry out the mission of saving and healing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Thank you to hospital care teams for their contribution and care for families during this process.

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LifeSource acknowledges everyone’s participation at huddles and makes sure everyone on the hospital staff is prepared. The letter our unit receives after the donation acknowledges each hospital team member by name, thanking them. After being through such a rough experience, this fills us up, to know so many people were helped.

Nurse Manager of a Donor Hospital
Have Questions?

Reach out to your LifeSource liaison.

Our hospital liaisons are a resource for more than 270 hospitals in our region. They help hospitals maintain their donation programs by assisting with policy and protocol development, analyzing data, preparing for regulatory surveys and providing education on the donation process.

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