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Hospital partners

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.

How does the donation process work?

The donation process is time-sensitive and complex, with various partners helping along the way to ensure every opportunity to save lives. Types of donation include organ donation, tissue donation, neonatal donation and living donation.

Our training program

LifeGift is committed to providing outstanding education and competency-based training to our team members at every stage of their career. In 2020 we launched LifeGift Institute for the Future of Transplantation (LIFT) – our premier professional development and training program that aims to raise the team’s expertise in a variety of topics and protocols.

In 2021, we expanded LIFT to include education for our partners as part of our commitment to providing training in- person or virtually. Topics spanned the entirety of the donation process, from donor referral through surgical recovery, as well as collaboration on creating a successful donation program.

Have questions? Contact your donation systems specialist

Our team of experts and specialists are here to answer your questions, arrange education and provide support.

Discover helpful resources

Explore our comprehensive library of professional resources and knowledge tools through our monthly newsletters and other resources:

The Community Hospital Resource Guide

A vital guide for hospital senior leaders to develop impactful organ, eye and tissue donation practices.

Glossary of Donation Terms

This glossary is excerpted from the United Network for Organ Sharing.

Attestation Letter for Hospitals

Sample Donation Policy

Compliance with federal, state, and regulatory agency requirements.

Texas Anatomical Gift Act