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Location of in-house organ procurement organization staff in level I trauma centers increases conversion of potential donors to actual donors.

Authors
  • Shafer, Teresa J
  • Davis, Kimberly D
  • Holtzman, Samuel M
  • Van Buren, Charles T
  • Crafts, Nicholas J
  • Durand, Roger
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transplantation Journal
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Apr 27, 2003
Volume
75
Issue
8
Pages
1330–1335
Identifiers
PMID: 12717225
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

L1TC status is the America College of Surgeons' highest level of verification for trauma care. To be certified as a L1TC, hospitals must meet strict criteria in both services and patient care. The donation process is often profoundly affected by the burden of demands made on the resources of these institutions and from divergent responsibilities between specialty services within the facility. Dedicated IHCs (OPO staff) are needed to provide early family intervention and to orchestrate the donation process to maximize organ recovery.

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