How to help families of organ and tissue donors during the holidays.
Gift of Life Institute Blog
We feature the poem "The Gift of Someone Who Listens" as a thank you to our coordinator colleagues and aftercare specialists who accompany donor families on the most difficult journeys of their lives.
As we approach International Overdose Awareness Day and recognize National Recovery Month, it is important to remember that how a person dies does not define the person’s life or character, nor does it diminish the suffering experienced by those left behind.
Organizations committed to donation and transplantation are facing complex challenges that require the rapid development of leaders. Now, more than ever, leaders must: learn and deploy core management skills; develop a broad strategic perspective; take their leadership skills to the next level; and expand their professional and personal networks.
Compassionate care in action means helping family members be as comfortable as possible in the worst moments of their lives, so that they are able to understand the information that is being shared and embrace the live-changing donation decision.
In the world of training, it used to be enough to have a podium or a position of acknowledged authority, so that audiences would pay attention. But, with the proliferation of social media, all that's changed.