Departments within LifeNet Health
LifeNet Health’s Clinical Services department is comprised of Transplant Coordinators and Organ Recovery Staff. Transplant Coordinators manage manage the organ donation process from offering consultation to families regarding the option for donation through clinical management within the hospital ICU. Organ Recovery Staff assist the transplant surgeons with the organ recovery process as well as monitor and maintain all recovered kidneys while on the kidney pump.
The role of Hospital Services is to develop and maintain strong working relationships with all hospitals within our donation service area. Each member of the department works diligently to maintain tailored relationships that focus on maximizing donation and educating hospital staff and personnel on the importance and process of organ donation.
Donor Family Services
Aftercare support services and programs are offered to donor families to assist them during their bereavement period. Communication through letters, special cards, CareNotes and program invitations continue for 18 months after donation. An advisory committee comprised of donor families contributes input into the planning of many of the programs. Click here to learn more about LifeNet Health's Donor Family Services Department. Robin Cowherd is the Director of Donor Family Services.
LifeNet Health's Community Education department works to educate the public on the importance of registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor. To learn more, click here.
The OPO has many staff that support it's business operations and quality systems.
LifeNet Health's Donor Center is responsible for handling all incoming referrals from every hospital in our donation service area. The donor center handles the initial screening of a patient for potential organ, tissue and/or eye donation. The donor center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Recovery specialists are strategically placed throughout Virginia, allowing for rapid deployment on recovery cases to best serve our donors and hospitals.