Gift of Life Institute Blog

Engaging the Physician

By Elizabeth Spencer, BS, MPH | July 19, 2017

Engaging the physician is an invaluable component of the OPO-hospital partnership and an important strategy for cultivating and strengthening physician relationships.


The Impact of Increased Opioid Overdose on Donation

By Patricia Mulvania, RN, BSN, CPTC | April 18, 2017

While public health agencies struggle to identify measures to curb this rapidly increasing and often fatal trend, donation professionals find themselves more and more frequently faced with overdose victims who have become potential organ donors.





Maintaining Professional Boundaries

By Cherry Wise, PhD | August 15, 2016

Professional boundaries are vital in OPO work because we are working on a deep level with vulnerable people. We have a responsibility to them to do things to the best of our ability and to ensure that our help and support does not damage or disenfranchise them.


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