Gift of Life Institute Blog

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.


The Transplant Games of America: 2016

By Jacqui Kates, LSW, CT | June 29, 2016

The Donate Life Transplant Games, held this year in Cleveland, OH (June 10-15), is a biennial, multi-sport festival event produced by the Transplant Games of America for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. Competition events are open to living donors, organ transplant recipients, bone marrow, corneal and tissue transplant recipients. More than an athletic event, the Donate Life Transplant Games highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients.


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