Halachic Organ donor Society, 3926 W. Touhy Ave, Suite #365, Lincolnwood, IL, 60712-1028. Phone: 646-599-3895, Email: office@hods.org

Organ donors: Your care is critical

This step-by-step guide provides a concise “how to” manual for a nursing care of an organ donor. Nurses can be involved in all stages of organ donor care from identification of a possible donor to organ recovery; they are particularly helpful in the management of a donor. This article explains who can be considered a potential donor, how and when to approach the family about donation, and what to look out for as the patient declines. These techniques guarantee the donor will receive the specialized care needed to ensure the viability of as many organs as possible, thus saving the greatest number of lives.