Organ donor management is a complex highly-specialized area of medical practice. The process begins with Donor Alliance’s evaluation of a potential organ donor, assessing function of all organs and insuring medical suitability.
Improving organ function to maximize the gift of transplantable organs is vital. Even a single organ that is made available for transplant can save a life. This makes donor management and organ optimization of the utmost importance as staff focuses on keeping the patient stable, organs functioning and able to be transplanted.
The donor is kept on ventilation while all necessary tests and procedures are completed which may include electrolyte replacement, blood replacement, advanced imagery and diagnostic procedures as well as minor surgical procedures. Once all procedures and medications necessary to assist with organ function are completed, medical management of the donor is continued while the donor is scheduled for surgery to recover organs.