Health Professionals

Nurses, physicians, administrators and other hospital staff members are vital in offering hope to the communities LifeGift serves.

We partner with hospitals to continually improve government-regulated donation systems, to help increase the number of donated organs and tissues available for transplant.

We also help train hospital staff members on all aspects of donation, from the appropriate identification and timing for referrals of potential donors to the medical maintenance of the donor and the recovery operation.

Health Professionals Education

5-Minute In-Services:

Learning Modules:


The Key to Organ & Tissue Donation – Pediatrics

Day 1 Sessions

Organ Donation Overview & Referral Process

Caring for Families Together 

Donation After Circulatory Death (DCD) Case Study 

DCD Case Study Q&A  

Guidelines for Brain Death in Infants and Children 

Guidelines for Brain Death in Infants and Children Q&A 

Tissue and Corneal Donation 

The Contreras Story 

Day 2 Sessions

Dr. Michael J. Hobson: Bridging Language in Pediatric Organ Donation [Please contact Shante’ Wells at if you are interested in the Bridging Language Program]

Dr. Konstantinos Boukas - Management of the Pediatric Donor 

Dr. Thivakorn “Tiva” Kasemsri: Pitfalls in Pediatric Donation: Case Study

Dr. William Caplan: Neonatal Case Review 

Allocation & Recovery of Pediatric Organs 

Dr. Avichal Aggarwal: Caring for a Transplanted Heart 

Dr. Jeffrey S. Heinle: Heart Valve Donation 

Honoring Pediatric Donors During a Donation Case 

Honoring Baby Emerson: Support a Family’s Farewell 



Side Body: 

In May 2013, ICU nurse Jacqueline Nix reported for her shift at JPS Health Network, where an unidentified patient – a bicyclist, brain dead after being hit by a car – had been assigned to her care. Moved by the thought of the family left in the dark, Jacqueline started making phone calls. She had little chance of finding them, but she was determined to try.

An avid cyclist herself, Jacqueline remembered that some bike shops register bike’s serial numbers with the names of customers who buy them. That information helped the assigned police detective find the patient’s father. The patient had two grown daughters, who now had precious closure. His family donated his organs and saved three lives.

“Hope for me is knowing that life is orchestrated for a higher purpose,” Jacqueline said. “Through organ donation, families of organ donors and recipients both experience hope.”

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