Early referrals and conscientious care of patients by hospitals allow LifeLink staff to quickly evaluate the patient’s ability to become an organ donor. Hospital and LifeLink staff work together to provide emotional support to a family facing the loss of a loved one and guide them sensitively through end of life decisions, including the opportunity to donate.
In addition to calling LifeLink in the event a patient has suffered a major neurological injury and thus may be in a position to donate organs after death, hospitals also call LifeLink after any death in order to preserve the opportunity for a family to donate tissue.
Medical examiners and coroners play a vital role in facilitating donation. Each year, hundreds of lives are saved, and thousands more improved, with the support of medical examiners in Florida and Puerto Rico, and coroners in Georgia.
Funeral homes support families through some of the most difficult days they face, preparing to see goodbye to a loved one. Funeral home support of donation helps families to carry out their loved ones decision to save lives in a respectful manner.
Medical professionals are encouraged to use our Resource Library to support the donation process at their facilities.
Resources Related to Donation
Georgia Specific Resources
- Determination of Brain Death in Georgia
- Georgia Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
- Georgia Medical Examiner Role in Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
- Donate Life Hospital Award
Florida Specific Resources
- Brain death statute for Florida
- Organ donation statute for Florida
- Florida Hospital Workplace Partnership For Life Handbook
Puerto Rico Specific Resources