LAORA is always grateful for the outstanding performance of all hospital staff members helping to facilitate organ donation. Throughout the hospitals we serve, we are humbled by the collaboration we receive every time we arrive to evaluate potential donors.
For organ donation to exist, a tight link must unify an Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) with its DSA hospitals. This union is supported by nurses, respiratory therapists, echo technicians, surgical technicians, physicians, PA’s, NPs, and all members of the health care team in general. Thanks to this help, we have had great success throughout the years, but we cannot stop here; as days go by, we are constantly reminded that more sick patients are added to the organ waiting list than the number of organs available.
We share an imperative to continue to work as a team and strive for the same results. This imperative includes implementing best practices and a pro-donation atmosphere to achieve an increase in the numbers of organ donors. To achieve our mutual goals your hospital must be proactive and medically maintain patients that may be or are in the process of being pronounced brain dead, giving all families the equal opportunity to have their loved ones become organ donors.