Anyone working in organ procurement?

  1. Hi there!

    I'm an SICU nurse who had the opportunity to watch the organ procurement process in action last week when one of our patients became an organ donor. I'm very drawn to this line of work, both because of the good that comes out of something bad and because one of my family members was a tissue recipient a few years ago.

    I spoke to the procurement coordinator for a while about the position and liked what she had to say.

    Can anyone here enlighten me a bit about the job, what you do on a daily basis and how you like it.

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  3. by   TazziRN
    I know nothing about it, but I think nurses who work with procurement and transplant are awesome. I am a living donor, the relative of the recipient, and the relative of a cadaver donor.
  4. by   hotdog19d
    Anyone have anymore info about this?
  5. by   Crux1024
    Quote from hotdog19d
    Anyone have anymore info about this?

    Maybe you can Google "Gift of Life"? Thats the program on the upper east coast for organ harvesting/donating. As a surgical tech, Ive done my share of organ harvesting. They are one of my "favorite" (not good that the pt is dead, but very educational) procedures.
  6. by   blueheaven
    Why don't you call LOOP (organ procurement in Ohio) and see if they will allow you to shadow with them a few times through the process? What better way to see how people interact and the general atmosphere or the organization? What hospital do you work at?